Daily Prompt: Haul (a haibun)

via Daily Prompt: Haul

A follow-up to yesterday’s post: the Algoma Compass has left bow first. It hauled stern, heading back to its home port in Ontario, Canada. Bon voyage!

Despite the frigid cold, the crowds turned out. Friends and neighbors were talking, laughing, applauding, celebrating the event. The sunrise was breathtaking, creating stars on the water, flashes on the metal of the ship’s smokestacks.

early morning
deep horn sounds
tanker’s departure

About pedometergeek

A pharmacist by profession, a haiku poet by nature, I read and write. I have a book of haiku, Ohayo Haiku, and another somewhat alternative haiku book, Three Breaths, but write other genres. I also read...lots of novels! My favorite is, and remains, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but I am also a big Harry Potter fan. I truly am a pedometer geek strapping on my pedometer as soon as I awaken.
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4 Responses to Daily Prompt: Haul (a haibun)

  1. Jules says:

    From the news – or did you get there? Still cold here. I might not get to ‘William’ until next week. Though there is myth about cold weather aggravating or giving one a cold… I am on the mend and would rather not chance a relapse. Hubby is working… so I’m going to work on a story…

    The hotel has some conferences downstairs – so I’m not sure how far I’ll venture. Though I might…(slightly might) attempt a dip in the pool. Though a warm bath might be just as good. 😉

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  2. Jules says:

    Finally got my daily done… some history in the links – enjoy:
    Adventure Awaits with a new (at least to me) poetic form.
    Cheers, Jules

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  3. Impressive series. You are willing to try any poetic form, and per usual, you nailed it.

    And yes, my husband and I did make the event. He even got some photos of the tanker, and after downloading them, he realized he had the before (Adam E. Cornelius) and the after (Agloma Compass). He figured out why the name change. It was a US documented vessel, and it is now a Canadian vessel so he figured the company wanted it registered in Canada since they are a Canadian company.

    And please take care of yourself; you DON’T want a relapse. Hugs.


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