Harbourwalk Poem W038

How many haiku –
Must I write before
I start speaking in the form?




Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.



Notes to this poem…

Nice concept, but it’d have to be at least thousands for me. I’m probably getting near a thousand I I still have to stop to count syllables to make sure the thought I had for a haiku can fit into some 5, 5, 7 syllablic variation of three lines. I’ve actually had over a thousand haiku form poems by now if you count tanka in with them, which have the first three lines in one haiku format of 5-7-5 syllables.

I don’t actually feel I’ll ever become even close to fluent to speaking in the haiku form, to be honest. 🙂

The W-series poems comprise mostly of haiku or tanka composed during walks I took on the portion of Halifax’s waterfront known as the Harbourwalk, in 2018, when the Seabridge was in place.


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