Big Lift Ferry Poem F039

Bumpy ride today
On a smooth looking harbour –
Big undercurrents!
What was generating them?
No one seems to have a clue




Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.



Notes to this poem…


Sitting on the upper deck of the ferry ride home from Dartmouth this afternoon, I saw the harbour looking fairly like a calm lake in some places. However, I did notice a few very low, but big, waves moving about rather than a lot of little ones typically generated by the wind.

Those little waves didn’t feel all that little when the ferry crossed the harbour, though. I don’t mean they were big enough to rock the boat or anything. Just big enough to feel a tad like I was on a very slow merry-go-round.

When I got off the ferry, I asked one of the ferry staff and he asked another. Neither seemed to know, nor the few people listening in while we talked.

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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