2008-09-10

Renhai Reflections 10: Fairy Ring

Renhai Example: Fairy Ring

Fairy Ring
A Renhai by Vaughn Seward (vs), and Zhanna P. Rader (zr)
Renhai #2, Nov 16-23, 2007

Totem pole —
a lone eagle circles
high above. /vs

A fairy ring on the lawn — /zr
the gnome, to his chin in leaves. /vs

Easter Island —
tourists walk around moai,
necks craned, mouths open. /zr

Theme 1: Mythical, statue-like object.
Theme 2: Circular.
Season: Autumn
Link 1 to 2: Up in the sky / Low on the ground.
Link 2 to 3: Gathered around (Leaves / Tourists).
Link 3 to 1: a) Aboriginal; b) Living creatures (Eagle / Tourists).

Notes: Moai are monolithic human figures carved from rock on Rapa Nui / Easter Island, mostly between 1250 and 1500 CE.

9 comments:

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

this one has me thinking.....

Borut said...

I identify strongly with the tourists!?:)

John McDonald said...

love it
john

Masago said...

Andrew: :-)

Borut: Me too. :-)

John: Thanks.

haiku-shelf said...

ah, that`s so interesting!

i like the way in which you worked with mythical topics very much!

jem said...

This one is very striking. Lots of things to look at. I can clearly see how any of these parts on their own wouldn't be as strong as the way they work together - which surely proves the effectiveness of the form.

Masago said...

Haiku-shelf: Thank you. At the start we had no intention of writing about mythical topics, the renhai "took an a life of its own". :-)

Jem: Thank you for your kind words.

Janice Thomson said...

I think I understand but time will tell. This is going to be very interesting. Thanks Vaughn for explaining the Renhai so thoroughly.

Masago said...

Janice: Thanks!