Haiku H022

On top of Mauna Kea –
Looking down at clouds –
Where my dreams still are

08.24.10 – 12.25.13



Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.



Notes to this poem…


This was a thought I had while standing at the top of Mauna Kea in Kona, Hawaii. I was looking down at the clouds, standing outside rather than being in a plane, which was a very beautiful sight and feeling. It was then I realized the metaphor that many of my dreams were aimed high, and a little murky about how they might come to be realized, though that’s where they were conceived when my head was metaphorically in the clouds. But here I was, looking down upon them. The aha moment for me, not written into poetry here, was that metaphorically, I could aim higher, and that it’s clear above the clouds so I could dream with a little more clarity as to how I might make those dreams happen.

I forgot all about this little haiku until today looking through my blog posts and seeing a draft. It only needed a syllable change to finish! Geez!

The H-series poems comprise of haiku composed while I was not engaged in some activity during which I frequently composed poetry. That is why these are called the Inactive Haiku collection.


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