Big Lift Ferry Poem F057

These ferry poems
Had someday better be worth
More than fares I spent –
Taking the ferry instead
Of running across the bridge




Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.



Notes to this poem…

On many occasions of taking the ferry to events in Dartmouth, and returning to Halifax, I’ve had to take the ferry due to the redecking of the MacDonald Bridge over which I could run and save myself a $2 fare. I have all the poems documented by date, from which one could figure out how many fares I might have saved, more or less. That’s because I wouldn’t have, or couldn’t have, ran across the bridge for all of my trips to Dartmouth and/or coming back. I also wrote more than one poem on some trips.

These poems don’t currently have any real value to them. Some people read them online, sure, but that’s about it. It’d be cool if the local transit authorities shared them on their vehicles as they did some years ago with their poetry in motion series. I don’t know if that comes with a grant or reward, but I reckon if by the end of this redecking project, $2 a poem or a school year’s worth of transit passes as the students get, would compensate me in the manner sought in the poem. 🙂

Yeah, dream on. lol

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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