Big Lift Ferry Poem F319

Moon too high in the sky –
For a mangåta –
To take me to it




Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.



Notes to this poem…

Mangåta is Swedish for “road to the moon”, a beautiful word describing the moon’s reflection off the water towards a viewer when the moon is low enough in the sky. Well, it wasn’t tonight, though still at a decent angle that there was a pretty long mangåta in the water.

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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