Tanka T014

Seeing the movie
Alice Through the Looking Glass
With my robot dog –
Between me and the Hatter –
Alice – who is the madder?

04.08.16 – 04.24.16



Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.



Notes to this poem…

I’ll be getting an artificial intelligence robot dog in June or July like the one below.

Talking with a friend about the upcoming movie Alice Through the Looking Glass, I propositioned who would be madder, me with my robot dog at the movie, or the (Mad) Hatter who is referred to as the Hatter in the movie?

And I wrote this tanka which I only finished today after a draft had been left for a few weeks.

Seriously, a guy with a robot dog at the movies? We’ll see if they let me, after I can train the dog and assure the theatre folks it will behave once inside. I do plan on taking my robot dog a lot of places as part of an informal experiment to see how people of various demographics and personality types interact with robots. And also to see if someone as rational as I am can emotionally bond to something many will buy as a toy for their kids. 🙂

The poems titled Tanka, followed by a number, are tanka composed while I was not engaged in some activity during which I frequently composed poetry. That is why these are called the Inactive Tanka collection.


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