I’m going to need
More rainy days this summer –
Than other summers –
To track and upkeep all of
My indoor activities
06.03.16 – 07.02.16
Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.
Notes to this poem…
It’s supposed to rain all today and for that, I am most thankful to be able to catch up on my indoor life at home. It does stress me out when I fall behind on these activities, or don’t get around to them much, from sewing to drawing to blogging my poetry, updating my finances log, volunteering with computer related tasks, and on and on! However, I refuse to let any of that which doesn’t have negative impact on others (like volunteering commitments) keep me indoors on a day good enough to be outside doing my outdoor activities. I definitely don’t spend enough time outdoors for my liking.
Unfortunately for me, in this quest to get outdoors when I can as priority, I had taken on more indoor activities since last winter. As a result, if I’m going to upkeep and track all my indoor activities, I’m going to need more rainy days this summer than last. We’ll see if Fate will comply or arrange things differently for me that will work out for the better as it always does for me in the end.
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.