below zero
the chimney smoke too
rises slowly


—Charles Trumbull
        

About the author: Charles Trumbull is an editor for Encyclopaedia Britannica and lives in Evanston, Illinois. He has been writing haiku since 1991. He was editor (1996-2002) of the Haiku Society of America Newsletter, president of the HSA in 2004 and 2005, and an organizer of the Haiku North America 1999 conference. He is currently editor of Modern Haiku and proprietor of Deep North Press, a publisher of haiku books.

No Web page yet; e-mail: trumbullc at comcast dot net

Responses to the haiku for 18 January 2007 by Charles Trumbull

  1.  
    kala ramesh
    2007-01-18 18:40:12
     

    Very expressive Charles!

    warmly,
    kala

  2.  
    Bill Kenney
    2007-01-18 18:41:02
     

    just beyond
    the chimney's shadow
    the shadow of smoke

  3.  
    Terra Martin
    2007-01-18 19:41:06
     

    Wonderful and very clever.


    Terra Martin

  4.  
    Collin Barber
    2007-01-18 19:55:51
     

    Beautifully done, Charles!

  5.  
    Alan Summers
    2007-01-19 05:19:20
     

    Brrrrrrrrrrrr!

    Reminds me of Peter Reading's book called -273.15.
    Publishers: www.bloodaxebooks.com

    Really great to see you on Tinywords again!

  6.  
    Ellen G. Olinger
    2007-01-19 06:10:44
     

    icebergs
    along Lake Michigan...
    second cup of coffee

  7.  
    Jeffrey Winke (jeff_winke at yahoo dot com)
    2007-01-19 06:58:54
     

    Excellent haiku...and very timely considering the current cold snap.

  8.  
    Aurora Antonovic
    2007-01-19 07:26:04
     

    Nicely done.

  9.  
    A.J.
    2007-01-19 08:40:02
     

    Love this ku. Very good.

  10.  
    Georgia
    2007-01-19 08:44:10
     

    Really good, a classic.

  11.  
    Judi Hall
    2007-01-19 10:31:54
     

    I like it. Winter slows me down too, but you got me to write.

    bitter woodsmoke
    ice crystals in the night
    The Sisters dance

  12.  
    Magyar
    2007-01-19 11:59:57
     

    Charles, a rich haiku_!
    Judi... an equally rich response_!
    _I see The Sister Snow's dance, whirling to the music... of rising smoke.
    _That he -made you write- is a further complement to Charles.
    _M

  13.  
    Carole
    2007-01-19 12:24:05
     

    Lovely haiku! I agree, a classic. Both literal and suggestive...



    Carole

  14.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2007-01-20 17:33:07
     

    ellen, happy new year-
    your iceberg provides food for thought; an afterthought, were you enjoying ice coffee(miami thinking)

    -

    charles, interesting observation. when i'm fortunate to experience such extremes, i'm slow to rise.
    winters in lucerne show my affection for comforters; the heat is turned off while sleeping.

    -


    frigid winds--
    even the windchimes
    sing a different tune

  15.  
    Ellen G. Olinger
    2007-01-21 05:48:53
     

    Happy New Year to you too, Bob. I like your windchimes haiku very much. I am definitely "North" and my Swedish Nanna introduced me to hot strong coffee at an early age. However, being definitely older now as well, it's a special treat! All the best...

  16.  
    JSchone
    2007-02-18 17:48:19
     

    This is simply an excellent poem!

  17.  
    Vasile Moldovan
    2009-01-12 05:06:12
     

    an immense column
    suporting the winter sky-
    the smoke

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