Big Lift Ferry Poem F031

At 9:35 A.M. –
The harbour, no doubt –
Had now awakened!




Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.



Notes to this poem…

On the return trip from Dartmouth on the ferry, the weather had definitely changed in just over an hour since the ferry ride to Dartmouth. There was a break in the cloud so the sun could be seen. The wind had picked up so there were now waves splashing against the front of the ferry, producing spray almost high enough to splash on to the ferry upper deck where I was. Continuing the metaphors of how the harbour and weather resembled sleep in Big Ferry Poems F29 and F30, respectively, this poem on the return trip was easily inspired by the much more turbulent harbour now seeming to be awake.

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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