Harbourwalk Poem W046

Most practice focus –
But I focus my practice
On mind wandering –
Though always self-aware to
Capture the creative thoughts

05.20.18

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Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.

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Notes to this poem…

Most people practice to focus better at some point in their lives. I do that. However, I devote more time on such mental practices for mind wandering, described as the experience of thoughts not remaining on a single topic for a long period of time, particularly when people are engaged in an attention-demanding task. My version of “mind wandering” practice is for appropriate times, though, like when trying to get new ideas rather than when I should be focusing. I got the focus thing down well enough when I need to, that I just need to decide to focus on it and I generally have it to a degree I’m happy with.

Getting one’s mind to wander well is a skill on its own! So is making sure one gets the details from it without disrupting the wandering or slowing it down much!

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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