Rengay Through the Seasons #46 Summary

by Masago: Rengay #46 (Jul 13-19, 2008) Summary

Budgie in the Mirror

After the storm...
the ground receives a kiss
from the rose.

Our lovers' quarrel ends —
the make-up smooch begins.

She presses
a tissue between her lips —
lipstick remains.

Perched on a stick —
he pecks at the budgie
in the mirror.

The soccer ball rises —
his first forward heading.

The politician
stops to bless a baby —
soft, pink forehead.

The central theme in this rengay is, of course, "Kissing". The first verse was inspired one day when we were at a garden centre after it had rained hard the previous night and I saw a potted rose that had succumbed to the storm. The image is a personification of kissing followed by the more usual sort of kiss in verse 2. The other verses in the series are meant to provide a variety of other types of "kissing".

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J. Andrew Lockhart said...

you did use quite a lot of kinds of "kiss" didn't you?! wonderful work!

Borut said...

A lot of kissing going on... A field day for a kissing expert!?:)

Janice Thomson said...

I liked the way the theme progressed from a beautiful kiss of nature to the incongruous kiss of the human at the end - puts things into perspective doesn't it. Well done!

polona said...

i concur with janice. wonderful work!

Masago said...

Andrew: :-) Thank you.

Borut: I can't claim to be an expert in this area. :-)

Janice: Yes, and I'm sure there are many other different "kissing" moments. Thank you!

Polona: Many thanks.

Pamela said...

kissing is just like everything else.. .practice practice practice

Masago said...

Pamela: Yes, and the practice is more fun with the right partner. :-)