A poem per work lunch walk –
Is my new writing
Target and routine
Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.
Notes to this poem…
If you’ve been looking at the completion date on these poems posted of late, you may have noticed they’re no longer bunched together on batches composed on the same dates as the first 360 or so poem in this Harbourwalk collection. That’s because while on recent vacation in July, I planned out the change to allow myself to listen to podcasts on my Harbourwalk strolls that had curbed creation of more poems in this collection. Meanwhile, I planned to make myself take lunch walks on the Harbourwalk down by the ocean harbour that would be good for me to be a tad more active at work, while getting some fresh air, especially while the weather is good. I don’t really need more exercise in my life, but long periods of sitting and office air, like through most of a weekday, are not good. These walks would be relatively short for podcasts, though, at about 20 minutes each, and I didn’t want to break up podcasts I listened to into 2 or more listening sessions. I also anticipated I would see colleagues doing the same on most days, so I didn’t want to listen to shun them or keep them from saying hello seeing earphones on me during these walks. Free of mind occupation, these walks on the Harbouwalk would be the perfect opportunity to come up with a little poem for the collection, if I could. For the short walks with social interruptions, I figured one poem per walk would be a fair target to attempt. So far, it’s been successful, and I’m getting batches of poems each week for this collection again!
I won’t have a poem every weekday due to the occasional Friday I get off so the pattern will be a tad erratic beyond weekdays in the calendar. That’s assuming I will be successful each day, as well. So far, so good, but I won’t be perfect in this goal, I’m sure at this moment.
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, during the warmer months of 2018 & 2019, when the Seabridge was in place.
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