Renhai Reflections 109: Full Moon Over Manhattan

[Here is a double rengay I recently did with Karina Klesko. It appeared in the March/April, 2009 issue of Sketchbook:


In a Double Rengay two Poets reverse positions after the first six verses
and has a construction of a Renga-like / haiku structure.]

Full Moon Over Manhattan

produce aisle—
she reaches across
for an apple /vs

outdoor cafe—
fiddlehead ferns in season /kk

storm clouds—
the dog disappears
into a bush /vs

one-legged mockingbird—
bantering of the wind /kk

late dusk—
the street lights come on,
all but one.... /vs

the gate leads to darkness—
headstones with no names /kk

hopscotch lines—
a homeless man smiles
to himself /kk

svelte runway models—
exchanging glances /vs

clay pots
in different sizes
patio garden /kk

global greening—
an SUV for sale /vs

screen saver—
always a full moon
over Manhattan /kk

puppet theatre...
peeking behind the curtain /vs


Devika said...

An assortment of fine/funny/interesting sets, Masago and Karina, :)


RBroeker said...

This goes like an exellant guided tour. I like the parts very much and have to think about the whole.

Best wishes

borut said...

I like this one a lot: Life as a puppet theate, with breaks between the acts filled with our screen saver ideals!?:)

John McDonald said...

very interesting Vaughn

Janice Thomson said...

I so enjoyed this collaboration. A delightful potpourri of images. Hope we see more!

Bill said...

The images beautifully evoke Manhattan, even for someone like me, who is in Manhattan 3-4 days a week. I especially like the streetlights coming on (all but one) at dusk and the smile of the homeless man.

Masago said...

Thank you all! We both had a lot of fun writing this. There is also a theme and links between each verse (as well as a link back from the last verse to the first).

jem said...

This is lovely. I felt like I was led by the hand through different places. My favourites - the streetlight, headstones and hopscotch.

susane said...

Great blog, I love your articles and reports, good luck.

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