It’s just a flower –
Don’t look for anything more –
Like birds, leaves or tongues
05.20.16 – 5.21.16
Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.
Notes to this poem…
I was trying to draw a flower in 3D from imagination for the first time a few days ago. I was actually just trying to draw a flower in 3D for the first time, period. I just didn’t happen to have a flower, real or fake, to look at so I just went at it to see what it’d be like. I’ve only generally learned to draw things I could see since starting to draw all of 3 months ago.
While looking over my terrible effort, a stranger in the mall food court where I was trying this asked if it were a flower. Well, it was good it was recognizable as that, at least. However, he gave me more credit than I deserved in thinking there was some other things I had tried to work in the flower as it didn’t quite look like a typical flower. Well, he was at least right in that it didn’t quite look like a typical flower, lol. When I told him it was just my bad drawing skills, but asked what he thought I was trying to morph into my flower, he shrugged and threw out a few ideas of birds, leaves or tongues.
Together we laughed. 🙂
But afterwards, I thought about it. Tongues would be tongues with really strange markings on them, but at least it’s flat and could be warped into a petal. Same with leaves. Birds, I don’t know. Petals and wings, maybe? But there were five petals and no combination of birds would get you five wings.
Whatever. It was a good laugh. Wished I had kept it or taken a picture to show what I’m talking about above. Oh, well.
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.