Big Lift Ferry Poem F081

Rain, rain, stay away –
So Haligonians may
Get stuff done today

05.22.16

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Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.

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Notes to this poem…

As I left Halifax this morning to go volunteer in Dartmouth, it was rather cloudy. There was the Bluenose marathon event being ran in Halifax, and I was going to be laying down lines on clay tennis courts in Dartmouth across the harbour. Both ideally needed dry weather, as much as some runners might like a little rain in exchange for chafing from sticky wet clothes. Both were also important because many had lots of training at stake, whether in the 10K race, half marathon or full marathon.

The weather forecast was for rain at about 3 or 4 pm, which would have been fine. It just didn’t look like it’d hold out till then so I sent this little haiku prayer to the Heavens.

Posting this in the rainy evening, I am extremely happy to say my prayers were answered, along with many others this Sunday. The weather forecast was pretty much perfect, which is saying quite something else for Halifax!

I didn’t have enough syllables in the haiku format to add Dartmouthians to the mix of people, so I lumped us all into the “Haligonians” category since we are technically one big happy municipality by some sort of division or another.

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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