Big Lift Ferry Poem F371

Reflections off of –
Building windows that look like –
Reflections off of –
Rippling water from strong winds –
Of a north’easter today




Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.



Notes to this poem…

I got a different perspective on the power of a storm’s wind today via the sides of some big glass office buildings. I had a view of one of these building sides all day. In the sustained gusts, I was able to look up and see how much it shook the glass sides via the rippled distortions in the reflections. It was so much that without the window frames, and tinted the right colour, I could have mistaken it for a reflection in a lake or pond. Not a reflection under the same conditions as the water surface would warp a lot more. However, a water reflection under a gentle swirling breeze. That’s pretty good warping of the glass windows, if you think about it!

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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