Big Lift Ferry Poem F044

Winter must be the new Spring –
The way the weather
Here has been of late




Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.



Notes to this poem…

The recent chain of well above zero degree Celcius temperatures in February, as well as the occasional double digit Celcius above zero temperature, in the coldest month of the year when all days can be expected to be below zero Celcius for the high, was what prompted this thought. And the month wasn’t even over. Climate change and other factors were definitely felt this year in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where I live.

As it turned out, after February was over, it was the warmest February on record. It wasn’t even close!

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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