What do you call a
Failed attempt at portmanteau?
Do you think that could count as
As a bilingual pun?
Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.
Notes to this poem…
A portmanteau is the combination of two words and their meanings into one. From Oval Poem O20, where I failed to get a portmanteau for winter and spring, came the idea for this haiku. That was before the realization expressed by the last two lines to make this a tanka, which should have a natural break of thought after the first three lines that need to be 5-7-5 for syllabic requirement.