Why should I paint nature scenes
When I do not possess colours
Found in Mother Nature’s palette?
Why should I make pictures that are faint
Compared to Her natural splendors –
While wasting time and effort at it?
09.15.95 – 11.23.95
Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion
and published in Perspectives, ISBN 0-9686250-0-2.
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.