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Premium Member Silence of Nine Eleven
Haiku 3 © Poems

Silence of Nine Eleven 2019 

Many died that day
As the twin towers came down…
Men and women too…
People on the ground.
Passenger planes were landed
In old Newfoundland, 

In “We the North” up 
In Canada, where we are
Friends are forever!...Read More
Categories: newfoundland, tribute,
Form: Free verse

Cora's Poem
Though the winds took her away on that morning of June 
and the rope held her frame by the witness of the moon
the angels did not leave her Alice, of this I'M sure; 

All her life she wanted to go...Read More
Categories: newfoundland, death of a friend,
Form: Free verse
Harvesting Light
How do we harvest light? 
We dig through the darkness. 
When light is a turnip
Growing in the rocky Newfoundland soil
Digging through the darkness
Hands bloody and torn
Digging into my past
Through trauma
Stories and roots 
Block the path
Rocks and fears
Make the work
Challenging, draining
Often...Read More
Categories: newfoundland, addiction, recovery from,
Form: Free verse
The Obstinate Lighthouse
The Obstinate Lighthouse

It was off the coast of Newfoundland in the year of nineteen ninety six
A humble little lighthouse, against a fleet of mighty ships
Lights flickering in the night time and the Americans did say
Beholder of the light ahead, you...Read More
Categories: newfoundland, strength,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Snowflake That Sank The Titanic
The Snowflake That Sank The Titanic

It all begins with a single snowflake,
(Each one in itself unique)
Brought about through evaporation,
And returned by the force of gravity
In the form of snow to the planet,
To rest on the Greenland ice sheet,
Some fifteen thousand...Read More
Categories: newfoundland, education, fate, history, remember, world,
Form: Verse

Premium Member Observations from the aft window of the port side of Port aux Basques to Sydney Ferry
•	young couple, fit male brown hair and glasses with toned blond female taking multiple selfies as ferry leaves Newfoundland
•	 middle aged blond woman- multiple selfies - all angles
•	young tattooed dude chatting to unseen companions while smoking cigarettes
•	older balding male looks...Read More
Categories: newfoundland, travel,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Woodland Paradise
The luxuriously full
And richly green trees 
Were in their best form
In this part of the forest.

A spot untouched by
Civilization, possibly never
Treaded on by a human foot.
Until now.  Only the deer had left
Her prints in the sandy creek bed.

The birds...Read More
Categories: newfoundland, animal, appreciation, native american, nature, paradise, truth,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member AUTUMN ROYAL
Pumpkin gold sun sets in the twilight sky, 
its warm colours bring me so much delight
rich ginger and saffron shades catch my eye. 
I watch swallows dip and dive in mid flight 
until umber tints change day into night. 
I...Read More
Categories: newfoundland, autumn, nature, sky, sunset, tree,
Form: Rhyme royal
State of the Art
if we could see radio waves
if all shapes and colours they would be
all we would see is radio waves
as far as the eye could see

Pointecchio Italy 1895
his father got a message across the sky 
six years later he came...Read More
Categories: newfoundland, computer, history,
Form: Rhyme

When some proud son of man returns to earth,
Unknown to glory, but upheld by birth,
The sculptor’s art exhausts the pomp of woe,
And storied urns record who rest below;
When all is done, upon the...Read More
Categories: newfoundland, animal,
Form: Epic

Her? name is Grace
She is tall and handsome 
She draws a card and it's an ace!
"Unpack your bags, don't be a disgrace 
Our little Grace!"
Born out of a wedlock, a little crazed 
Not fond of embroidery or...Read More
Categories: newfoundland, adventure, baby, beauty, life, love, woman,
Form: Rhyme
This Cave Is Mined
Surrounded by the Bay of Conception
Bell Island anchored for miles perception
Deep deep under the mine that was drudged
Remnants of rail blind horses that tugged 

Not the mainland but off Canada's shore
The iron ore mines that are no more
Deep in the...Read More
Categories: newfoundland, adventure, dedication, history, mystery, mythology, sea, travel,
Form: Rhyme
The Gardener
Wet skies
Grey dawn 
Blankets the coast.
Black rocks
Sea foam 
Triggers the most
Atlantic applause,
An encore to those
Just hearty enough
To make a life on The Rock.

And to answer the call,
Between stone cracks,
Moss roots, 
And squalls,
A garden was planted 
Where nothing 
Had grown


Before the...Read More
Categories: newfoundland, death, garden, memorial day, memory, sad, soldier,
Form: Free verse
The Dogs we called Family
The Dogs we called Family

Tara came first and then there was Ben,
When both of them died we said never again.
Then Sam the runner, got killed in the street,
Prince came and went quick, we didn't know he was sick.
He came from...Read More
Categories: newfoundland, dog, heartbreak, love hurts,
Form: Epitaph
A Very Grand Lady
“The Bell of the Rock”
I had written sometime ago
For the grandest of ladies
That I would ever know.

She stood and walked tall
To all she revealed her dignity
But most of all it was her love
I loved when revealed unto me.

Amongst the many...Read More
Categories: newfoundland, appreciation, death of a friend, dedication, emotions,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Soul Stance River - 3
Night one on the new river, the campfire is spirited
and the future appears hospitable,
everyone has their rations, everybody is resting their pride
for on an expedition epic to each man and for a republic as well
souls must stand sober to undomesticated...Read More
Categories: newfoundland, adventure,
Form: Epic
The Bell of the Rock
I know a lady of old
From Newfoundland she comes
She lived in a quaint old port
In the city of St. John's.

She speaks with an Irish accent
She's the only one here who can
I tried to learn to speak like her
But no one...Read More
Categories: newfoundland, best friend, dedication, emotions, feelings, friendship, happy,
Form: Rhyme
Earth's Tragic Events
Earth's Tragic Events 

Earth's tragic events 
Seem to crawl upon us, 
Anniversaries of deadly happings 
Spread across our atlas. 

Today marks an anniversary 
Of the San Francisco earthquake, 
It happened back in 1906 
The earth did violently shake. 

The Titanic...Read More
Categories: newfoundland, art,
Form: Rhyme
Ozzie oh Ozzie

Ozzie was a Newfoundland dog
This dog was like a big ball of cushion
He had a body of a bear and innocent look of child
He was soft in and out, well crafted, black and white
He weighed around 150 pounds
He...Read More
Categories: newfoundland, dog, for him, love, pets,
Form: Prose
Premium Member All I want for Xmas is a poetry membership
All I want for Christmas
Is my two front teeth
All my back teeth
A Mercedes or Bentley
A life time membership to Hugh Hefner's mansion
The rights to the song "If I had a million dollars"
Cause then I would have 5 million dollars

A new...Read More
Categories: newfoundland, birthday, christmas, funny, humorous,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Winds of the World
Pampero you rush across the pampa's of Argentina
blowing fast and strong bending all before you.
Mighty and powerful you make your presence known
as you travel o'er the pampas in triumphant passage.

Ah Simoom you shift around the sand dunes
sucking up all moisture...Read More
Categories: newfoundland, wind,
Form: Epic
Premium Member OLD NOW
New found land,

Now sounds old,

Newfoundland!...Read More
Categories: newfoundland, imagination, international, nature,
Form: Imagism
N atural beauty that dazzles the eyes
E nveloped by the Alantic ocean it lies
W inters are long with lots of storms
F og so thick it defies the norms
O ffbeat people who like to have fun 
U nusal named towns, Dildo...Read More
Categories: newfoundland, culture, home,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member JuJu The Magical Whale
Step aside if you please, Dr. Seuss,
And you as well my dear Mother Goose!
It's my turn to write for little kids a silly tale,
About a magical whale and his little friend, Miss Abigail!

JuJu was his name and he was as...Read More
Categories: newfoundland, fantasy, funny, magic,
Form: Rhyme

Portuguese  named  it when they found
Bacalhau  -  meaning  codfish island.  They knew
Its  essence  -  the  French called it Baccalieu, *
This dangerously rich fishing ground. 

Coming home to...Read More
Categories: newfoundland, seahome, boat, home,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme