Haiku H051

You were the one who
First convinced me to believe
In love at first sight




Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.



Notes to this poem…

Can one write a poem without appropriate feelings associated with it? Technically, yes, but it’d be technical more than emotional.

We have such a poem here, I hate to say. Not just for its technical nature, but also for the fact there’s not someone in my life now, or in the past, that just inspired me to write this. That’s because it’s been a few decades since I’ve believed that love at first sight was possible.

Lust at first sight? Definitely no problem there.

Strong affection at first sight? Definitely possible.

But love at first sight? I think when you truly appreciate what love entails – the good, bad, ugly, work and other things involved – to truly know it’s love at first sight, is a bit much to discern upon first seeing or meeting someone. You might have a hunch and be right some long amount of time later, but I’d bet if you had multiple lifetimes to find those opportunities to declare that, you’d be wrong at least as much as you were right.

Think of it another way. You know how there’s a debate regarding how soon it is to say “I love you” to someone new you’re dating and be taken seriously for it? If love at first sight were possible, why is that conversation even there? It should be possible to say “I love you” at any time and not have your new partner doubt your sincerity.

So this poem is a nice, cheesy sentiment, that might help fulfill your lust at first sight, but I don’t believe in it one bit. 🙂

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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