Harbourwalk Poem W169

When summiting tourist peaks –
Wear a long red cape –
And take a hammer




Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.



Notes to this poem…

Thought I had while at the top of Whistlers Summit in Alberta. It’s not that hard to get to, aided by a ski lift after a drive up to Jasper. That’s what I mean by tourist peaks, in contrast to something like Everest that requires some training.

While at the top looking down into the valley and across the other mountain ranges, around cloud height there, with a rainbow for effect like the Rainbow Bridge in Norse mythology, I wished I had brought a long red cape and hammer to be like Thor in that strong wind. Next time I know I’ll be going up a peak, I’ll definitely be doing this, regardless of what the Parents or others may think! 🙂

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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