Big Lift Ferry Poem F006

Tonight’s summer wind
Was so strong it pushed
The clouds and moon the same way




Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.



Notes to this poem…

Second haiku from my ferry ride home from tennis tonight, for my ferry poems collection.

There was a strong, warm wind tonight reminiscent of a summer wind, even though now officially in fall. It just happened to have been blowing the same way as the clouds were moving and the moon was rising. The clouds were high up enough not to have been flying by, making the moon seem to go the other way even though it was rising in the same direction. However, I had the horizon as reference the moon was moving in the same direction. It just moved slower, seemingly because it was further away from this strong wind than the clouds.

A different perspective of the same sight I’m sure many people saw being outside on this beautiful, albeit windy, night.

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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