Harbourwalk Poem W124

Busker should have played –
Brother Can You Spare a Dime –
As Bluenose II sailed by –
Not Lullaby of Birdland –
Midday on the Harbourwalk

06.17.18 – 06.20.18



Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.



Notes to this poem…

The Bluenose II schooner is a replica of the famous Bluenose Schooner featured on the Canadian dime. The Bluenose II was sailing in Halifax Harbour when I wrote this and heard a busker played some jazz, but Lullaby of Birdland rather than Brother Can You Spare A Dime that I thought he should have been playing seeing the schooner go by.

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, during the warmer months of 2018 & 2019, when the Seabridge was in place.


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