Big Lift Ferry Poem F368

Seagulls flying high –
Swept by wind across the sky –
Horizontally

12.01.16

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Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.

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Notes to this poem…

In the strong winds of the northeaster storm blowing through today, I saw many a seagull flying high from my 11th floor work window. However, as they struggled to fly into the wind, their muscles just seemed to have given out at some point and they just got blown away horizontally. Able to navigate the air as birds, they held roughly the same height so it wasn’t a dive. Plus they really weren’t going forward. It was really like they just got blown sideways and just kept themselves from spinning out of control! It was quite the interesting site!

You could read the poem the olde fashioned way to make the last syllable rhyme with sky, as in horizontallye. 🙂

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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