The tide from the East was red –
Not blue, not orange –
Liberals high tide
Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.
Notes to this poem…
Okay, so I guess it might not be just a few Justin Trudeau short poems I’ll be writing the way they’re pouring in already. Writing haikus or short one stanza poems (fewer than 10 lines) to capture moments, memories, perspectives, etc. is easy for me, and there’d be no shortage of material if it were going to be like documentation of something like Justin Trudeau’s time in office. However, we’ll see if my enthusiasm wanes or by how much pending how his tenure goes. Certainly, I had zero motivation to be writing anything about our last Prime Minister, Stephen Harper. I’m not exactly in Trudeau’s camp, either, but at least he provides material I can use.
This poem references the Liberals sweep of seats in Atlantic Canada during the election. It was a shock. Since we are known for our tides here in Atlantic Canada, especially in Nova Scotia, and with ocean water being blue, I saw room for a metaphor in this haiku.