Renhai Reflections 40: Quiet Rhythms

(With notes)

Quiet Rhythms
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

Theme: River
Season: Summer
Process: Reverse

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.


Devika said...

The notes were especially useful, Masago

Note 2 goes into my notebook :-)


J. Andrew Lockhart said...

very different...

Masago said...

Devika, Andrew: Thanks!