Haiku H186

A frame can make a
Picture seem more distinguished
Than it really were




Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.



Notes to this poem…

Looking through some photo series on display in the Vancouver Art Gallery, that’s what I was thinking with some photos. Many photos, actually. On their own, without a frame, and posted to something like Facebook, most of most people’s friends wouldn’t probably care much for the. Most of those who Like it might social media casually Like it to be a friend, but not much more. However, because they were in a frame, and in an art gallery, as well as a big one, they looked a lot more distinguished, like there were supposed to be much more to them than really were, despite what the write-ups might tell you. Anybody could do a decent write-up on any generic photo to make it seem more than it were.

The art exhibit on Picasso’s Muses was phenomenal, though! Those could have been unframed and would have been something else! This is coming from someone who is, both, an art and photography lover, though not generally a big fan of Picasso. Respect it, but fan is another matter. But I respect and like his work fair bit more now. 🙂

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.

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