Rengay Through the Seasons #51 Summary

by Masago: Rengay #51 (Aug 17-23, 2008) Summary

Bits of Sunset

Summer's end —
covered with a yellow
polka-dot bikini.

Hot-dog... a bite leads to
mustard spots on my shirt.

Somebody forgets
to bring the insect repellent —
mosquito welts.

Ta-ta, ta-ta-ta...
a sapsucker peppers
the birch with holes.

The odd leaf has turned
colour — late summer.

Bits of sunset
through the branches, a dance
on his back.

The central theme of this rengay is "Spots". The "Summer's end" of verse 1, of course, is a play on words. The 'end' being either that of the summer season or that of a young woman named "Summer".

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J. Andrew Lockhart said...

you're on a roll - more, more!!

Janice Thomson said...

Ditto Andrew - these are great!

John McDonald said...

here here - more!

polona said...

yes, more please!

haiku-shelf said...

well done!

and that`s my favorite verse:

Ta-ta, ta-ta-ta...
a sapsucker peppers
the birch with holes.

Pat Paulk said...

I'm seeing spots everywhere I look. No, it's just mustard.

Masago said...

Thank you all very much for your support for this year-long project. This is number #52, the last one in the series and the end of this project. However, I am planning another project... details to follow.

Haiku-shelf: Thanks!

Pat: LOL!

Borut said...

Congratulations for bringing the project to an end, Vaughn! And so cheerfully!:)Thank you!:)

Bill said...

Very nice.

evening walk
the mosquitoes bite
only her

(and, if you think I'm kidding, ask Pat.)

Masago said...

Borut: Thanks so much for your encouragement!

Pat: Thanks!

jem said...

The sapsucker one reads so well in the mouth. Love it. 'Peppers' is a very well chosen word. The leaf one I really like too - I always wonder if I was a leaf if I would be one of the first to turn, or whether I'd try to hold out longer than all the others, or whether I'd just be lost among the masses.