Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Ending on a High Note

June 20, 2012

     They say all good things must come to an end and so is true for this site.
A year ago I came up with the idea of maybe writing a haiku poem every day for one year.
Who would have thought that writing seventeen syllables every day would be so difficult.
But a year later I savor and treasure the fact that I have a years worth of poetry that captures life in Newfoundland. If anything I hope you have discovered how wonderful Newfoundland is with such fascinating people, beautiful wilderness and interesting cultural experiences. At this time I would like to thank all of you who have found and followed this site for your support. I would also like to thank my family, my Sleeping Dragon, my friends, my fellow poets of the Wednesday Ship Poetry group, the Newfoundland Writer's Guild, The Ship Pub, the numerous followers of this site and my day job for all the inspiration and support. 
    Lastly and specifically I would like to thank Kars and Gwen S.T. who first introduced me to the option of blogging as a media to share ideas. 
I hope you will find your way to my new blog site...
Townie Girl's Day in Six works.

                                               Cheers and thanks again,
                                                 E.B. Reid

Final Entry

June 18, 2012

And we all lived/loved
happily ever after
The End - Amen - Fin!
                             E.B. Reid

Conception Harbour/ Avondale

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Hawk catches fish din.
Aerial pedestrian
Pond: fly through/ take out
                           E.B. Reid

Saturday night dinner at Anglican Cathedral

Hug from high speed kid...
"Hey! I just love my records!"
Me: vinyl faerie.
                              E.B. Reid

Thank you, Lisa Murphy!!!

June 15/16, 2012

contagious spirit
jazzed by "Ooey Gooey" joy
can't wait 'til Monday
                          E.B. Reid

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012

damp grey cotton sheet
slowly pulled over city
fog, un-laundry day
                             E.B. Reid

Wedneday, June 13, 2012

steps, Solomon's Lane
circle stainless steel vent
prime real (n)estate
                       E.B. Reid

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

No matter the mood,
a trip to the bulk foods store
will fix everything.
                          E.B. Reid

Early Morning Dandelions

Monday, June 11, 2012

What are they waiting for?
Puffed white heads, large gathering.
Perhaps the wind to change...
                                   E.B. Reid

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Just because something
can't be read on Internet
it still does exist.
                    E.B. Reid

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Black Ice, David Blackwood prints at The Rooms

June 9, 2012

classic tragedies
muted, haunted imagery
Newfoundland Gothic
                  E.B. Reid

Friday, June 7, 2012

dirty fog Friday
vanilla chai consult/chat
comfort in a cup
                         E.B. Reid

Thursday, June 7, 2012

brief foggy respite
kids run through heavy mist bands
at least it's not snow
                       E.B. Reid

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

startled by the Sun
pen top causes accident
Strongbow cider floods Ship
                           E.B. Reid

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 (PM)

greyed expectations
here, transit interrupted
Venus view fogged out
                      E.B. Reid

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

beak jammed with fat worms
starling sneezes once, twice, thrise
allergy season

walk home made more sweet
aromatherapy stroll
lilac scented fog
                                E.B. Reid

Benji Alway

June 4, 2012

neon orange ball
beige dog bounds through high wet grass
long pink tongue hanging
                          E.B. Reid

Lunch at the Hundu Temple, Penny Lane, St. John's

June 3, 2012

first time visitor
delicious foods, friends delight
certain to return
                         E.B. Reid

Queen Elizabeth's Jubilee

June 2, 2012

daughter, sister, wife,
mother, grandmother, monarch
diamonds flatter her
                         E.B. Reid

Saturday, 2 June 2012

June 1, 2012

bleach mop microphone
empty class karaoke
solo performance
                             E.B. Reid


May 31, 2012

Old tarnished penny.
Copper coloured opinions
shared generously.
                    E.B. Reid

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Wednesday Evening

May 30, 2012

unexpected treat
Jordanian baklava
pistachio joy
              E.B. Reid

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Today's weather, I
must be twins separated
both very frigid
                       E.B. Reid

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

horrid disbelief
Winter returns all too soon
May snow hard on eyes
                       E.B. Reid

Ten O'Clock Sprinter

May 28, 2012

hood string pulled too tight
sprints face first in cruelest winds
liquor store's first guest
                      E.B. Reid

Post Modern dream

May 27, 2012

gallery donors
gifted pink marzipan pigs
rubber red peppers
                     E.B. Reid

Saturday, May 26, 2012

grocery bag takes flight
fence locked, trapped in yard next door
silly obsession
               E.B. Reid

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012

work has robbed our zip
tea/chat long before sunset
sleep before moonrise
                           E.B. Reid

May 24, 2012

growing older "sucks"
Only choice - get youth work done:
ear tube surgery
                             E.B. Reid

Wednesday Morning

May 23, 2012

sunlight trick with rain
five fingers stretch from Heaven
maybe good omen
                               E.B. Reid

May Dandilions

May 23, 2012

annoying beauties
green lids, yellow eye lashes
gardeners won't flirt
                      E.B. Reid

Moo Moo's Ice Cream, a return trip

May 22, 2012

post work - line up - NO!
Kids don't rule my ice cream day!
I'll be back later.
                         E.B. Reid

Monday, May 21, 2012

treat: iceberg greets friends
vanilla ice cream slab cake
Middle Cove surprise
                               E.B. Reid

The Farm, Old Broad Cove Road

Sunday, May 20, 2012

early summer crop
"Good Buy on Rhubarb today!"
friend leaves with free treats
                         E.B. Reid

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Victoria Day Weekend at The Rooms

May 19th, 2012

daredevil seagulls
dips, dives, barrel rolls on gusts
high over ghost town

shadow puppet play
giant monster wings leave town
Signal Hill saved, clouds

weekend invasion
white capped herd  charge Fort Amherst
port takes its chances
                          E.B. Reid

Happy 80th, Elsie P.R.

May 19, 2012

Heaven's birthday tea:
fresh oven baked cod, minced tarts.
Ladybugs flit, lit.
                    E.B. Reid

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Fine, I'll use my words...
(choose passive non-violence)
but you won't like them.
                        E.B. Reid

Good Night, Charlie

May 17, 2012

brief daycare hero
Heaven's huge hamster wheel
waits your little paws
                        E.B. Reid

Little Miss Headliner

May 17, 2012

Lord of the Flies girl,
sad skinny bruised little thing,
pray for her spirit.
                        E.B. Reid

Thank you, Donna Summer

May 17, 2012

Disco ball spin stopped.
"She Work Hard for the Money"
Heaven's dance club waits.
                         E.B. Reid

Thursday, May 17th, 2012 (am)

tiny stow away
passenger side window, spider
climbs single web strand
                          E.B. Reid

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012 (5:36pm)

Perfect night for wreck.
Only brave poet on deck.
Ship, sailing solo.
                      E.B. Reid

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Ended early lawn-
mower's hibernation. Still
debate leg shave start.
               E.B. Reid

Monday, May 14th, 2012

school turned vet clinic
pet hamster palliative care
things don't look so good
                       E.B. Reid

Sunday Night

May 13, 2012

shock, pitch black panic
grey crosstown cinema rush
bright pink tardiness
                     E.B. Reid

Mother's Day

May 13, 2012

seafood sacrificed
lobster, boiled bright orange
all good things for Mom
                  E.B. Reid


May 12, 2012

When Life gives you limes,
no other rational choice,
buy more Corona.
                E.B. Reid

Georgetown Bakery, Saturday Morning

May 12, 2012

after all night-er
fresh baked chocolate croissants
perfect sookie cure
               E.B. Reid

Saturday, May 12, 2012

workaholic's cure
swallow salted paperwork
clog empty vessel
                E.B. Reid

Friday, May 11, 2012

hypocrite teacher
child: hated study, now
                E.B. Reid