Big Lift Ferry Poem F004

The moon, its halo –
Sky hole in a ring of clouds –
Almost concentric




Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.



Notes to this poem…

Another ferry ride home from tennis tonight, and another poem, haiku specifically.

Tonight was the night after the total lunar eclipse of the blood moon and super moon of 2015 (Sep 27 2015). In the sky were a lot of light cloud coverage, except for a circular hole through which I saw the large, almost full moon that had a halo of light around it. As the ferry crossed Halifax harbour, all four circular objects came closer and closer to being concentric, or sharing the same circular (or roughly circular) centre. Of course, the moon and its halo were concentric. The clouds with the hole in it were, of course, concentric, as the clouds and hole shared the same circumference. So it was only needed that the moon line up its centre with the centre of this hole in the cloud cover for things to be concentric. It almost did, but not quite, while I was on the ferry. I’m not sure it ever did.

The F-series poems are part of a collection composed on my ferry rides across Halifax Harbour when the buses aren’t crossing the MacDonald bridge due to the Big Lift bridge redecking. This should keep happening until at least December 2016.


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