Tanka T150

A utopia
That includes humanity –
Is not possible –
A perfect place cannot have
Imperfect features like us




Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.



Notes to this poem…

Humans have dreamed of a utopia, or perfect place by some other name, to live in for a long time. However, given we are imperfect ourselves, we would ruin the utopia just by being in it as it would no longer be perfect. I wonder how many of these dreamers had realized this irony?

Maybe that’s why they were called dreamers, thinking of things only possible in dreams, not reality or even rationally! 🙂

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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