Big Lift Ferry Poem F130

We’re only immortal –
As long as there are mortals –
To keep us immortal




Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.



Notes to this poem…

The idea of someone is “immortal” means they would never be forgotten. But did you ever think that if there were no people, who are mortal, to keep the memories of these “immortalized” people alive, that they would no longer be immortal? How strange the irony, then, that you need mortals to be immortal. 🙂

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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