A Renhai by Gillena Cox (gc) & Vaughn Seward (vs)
Written Oct 29 - Nov 4, 2008
The rippling river —
a blue morpho butterfly
glides across. /gc
Silk cotton leaves undulate — /gc
a spider spins out below. /vs
From the footbridge
the boy pulls out a penny...
the sound of ploop! /vs
Link 1-2: Motion; water and leaves.
Link 2-3: Falling off something overhanging (bridge / branch); Insect (Spider / Butterfly).
Link 3-1: Across the river; Through the air (Butterfly / Penny); Small object (Butterfly / Penny).
Note 1: Copper, which pennies are commonly made of, is associated with the colour blue as when it oxidizes it turns a bluish/greenish colour.
Note 2: There is the *Trini superstition that silk cotton trees are a haven for spirits called douens.
*People of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
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