Harbourwalk Poem W003

Traversing Sea Bridge –
In opposing directions –
At different speeds –
Running fast and strolling walk –
To get more joy out of it

05.06.18 – 05.13.18



Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.



Notes to this poem…

On this day, I did a run early in the day where I crossed the Sea Bridge south to north, sprinting madly like doing an American football punt return. I actually do that on the south end, pretending I’m tracking a punt in the air, catching it as if in the end zone, and then bursting out of it across the bridge as fast as I can go without hitting anybody on the sea bridge!

Later in the day, I walked the Harbourwalk to write some poems and stretch out the legs so I would stiffen up less later compared to just sitting around. I walked the Sea Bridge north to south on my way out, and reverse on my way back, both at a much slower speed than my usual sprints across the Sea Bridge to this point. I got not only different views, but more time to appreciate everything around me while on it rather than watching out for people to dodge when sprinting through. 🙂

The W-series poems comprise mostly of haiku or tanka composed during walks I took on the portion of Halifax’s waterfront known as the Harbourwalk, in 2018, when the Seabridge was in place.


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