Tanka T122

Life sometimes feels like –
A quest to keep entertained –
Or just occupied –
On a long trip to some spot
One may or may not care for




Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.



Notes to this poem…

I was cheating a little bit here. I wrote Haiku H190 on this same concept, but without the explanation that turned this into a tanka with the last two lines. The thought on its own, from the first three lines, was nice enough to leave it worthy as a separate poem, in my opinion. However, if you didn’t know what it meant, the last two lines here are for clarification.

The T-series poems 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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