One Stanza Poem O011

An egg of sun in the clouds –
Bacon strips of country roads –
Buttered toasts of ripe wheat fields
And a glass of morning dew –
Breakfast I could get used to!




Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion
and published in Perspectives, ISBN 0-9686250-0-2.



Notes to this poem…

A simple metaphor exercise to imagine a spring or summer morning in the country and comparing it to what Mom had made me for breakfast that day smack in the dead of February Canadian winter. It was as simple as that.

The O-series of poems are one stanza poems composed before I got onto writing haiku and tanka, and short poetry while in action or traveling by select means like plane or ferry. These poems are 3-9 lines long with at least one rhyming couplet, and not of the short forms just mentioned. For the sake of elegance, I just called the collection One.


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