Viet Nam Haiku V02

Thirty-five years on –
I return as a tourist
To the home I fled




Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.



Notes to this poem…

Please click here for the background to this haiku collection if you want to know more about it.

With this second haiku, I have decided that I will publish the haiku in this collection every Tuesday and Saturday.

The second haiku in this collection is also one I wrote after I returned from my trip to provide context for the ones I wrote in Viet Nam. The haiku is pretty self-evident. I was a tourist in my homeland I had fled quite a while ago. It’s something a lot of people living around me can’t claim, but sadly, it’s something far more people than need be in the world can claim. More sadly, it’s something a lot of people in the world can only partially claim, with hope it will be possible for them to return to their homelands one day.

Please click here to see all the haiku in this collection about Viet Nam.



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