The bridge reopened –
But I still took the ferry –
To write more poems –
Further growing my Big Lift
Ferry Poems collection
Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.
Notes to this poem…
My recent creative burst on the ferry rides to come up with ridiculous number of poems per ride means I really value this F-series poems collection of mine now! What started as an amusing thought last fall, to write poetry to ease my displeasure with having to take the ferry due to the MacDonald bridge closure, taking more time and costing money in cases where I could have ran the trip, is now a collection that might well hit a hundred poems by June! Why that is remarkable to me is that I haven’t had to travel to Dartmouth much since I started this collection. However, from June to October, I will be getting a bus pass and going to Dartmouth to play tennis probably 4-5 times a week! Compare that to going to Dartmouth barely a few times a month from when I started this series late last September! I can’t wait to see what might become of this collection by the end of 2016 when the bridge redecking project will be done!
As for the ferry ride on which this and a few poems after this were composed, it counts because I only found out the bridge had reopened while waiting for the ferry, seeing vehicles on the bridge. It was not scheduled to have been reopened had things gone normally, reopening very early Monday morning. It would have probably taken me more time, at that point of discovery, to get back out on the street to take a bus home, rather than the ferry that was arriving within minutes.
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.