One Stanza Poem O084

While I was on my way
To the library today –
I stopped to help a worm
Off the blistering sidewalk
Into a pool of water –
Where it could be cool again –
Just for that little deed alone –
I feel I won’t have lived in vain

08.12.95 – 09.15.95

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

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Notes to this poem…

To be annotated by the end of 2008 at latest.

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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