Big Lift Ferry Poem F007

Highest tides in 20 years –
Will be normal tides
In, say, 20 more?

09.29.15

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Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.

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Notes to this poem…

Third haiku from my ferry ride home tonight from tennis for my Ferry Poems collection.

On the ferry ride home last night, I composed Haiku F03 for the collection. There, I was reminiscing on the high tides and warnings of extreme high tides we’d be getting here in Nova Scotia, where the highest tides in the world occur, after this super moon total lunar eclipse Sunday night. Turns out, that high tide was peaking tonight and it was the highest in 20 years! Well, on the ferry at the docks, I definitely saw that with how high the water level was to the waterfront boardwalk. It was the highest I could remember without a storm surge, which would be deadly now because it’d ripped up that boardwalk and waterfront like toothpicks!

The high tide levels triggered thoughts of sea level rising from climate changed, about which there has been much talk in recent years. That’s when I thought to myself, this could be how things would be in maybe 20 more years. I’m betting it’ll be less, though, unfortunately, from what I know on the subject matter. 😦

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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