Renhai Reflections 25: Highbush Gleanings
A Renhai by Jerry McKenzie (jm), and Vaughn Seward (vs)
Written Oct 10-16, 2008
The dust and roar
of the old Case thrasher —
field of barley. /vs
Highbush cranberry aroma — /jm
sound of chickadee staccato. /vs
We make toast
from whole grain rye —
boiling jelly pot. /jm
Link 1 to 2: Roar / Staccato; Dust / Aroma.
Link 2 to 3: Cranberry / Jelly.
Link 3 to 1: Grain (Rye / Barley).
This Renhai was written with Jerry McKenzie who owns a farm not too far from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Highbush cranberries can be made into a delightful jelly preserve despite its distinct and somewhat unpleasant odour. Perhaps the chickadee will harvest these berries in the coming weeks and months. The last verse is a word image of Jerry's kitchen the day he and his wife turned their highbush cranberry gleanings into jelly.