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haiku 26

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haiku 26

the melting snow sits
on the remnants of green lawn --
the smell of smoke 

Andrea D. Suggested the following changes

the snow melts
on the remnant of green lawn --
the smell of smoke

Chris A. Suggests some of the articles be removed

snow melts
on remnants of green lawn --
the smell of smoke

Rueben O. has made a valid comment too regarding the word remnant.
Jack Kerouac once said that haiku should be as simple as porridge and 
the word remnant is NOT..it is a word best used in free verse.

As to whether it's Spring or early Winter I think the smell of smoke
shows nicely that folks have lit their fireplaces BUT I'm open to suggestion.

the snow melts
above patches of green grass --
chimney smoke

 Rueben now we have come  to the end of my desire to tinker ;)
Line 3 as it stands was MY Ahaa moment seeing how the cold and the heat
both occur in beauty simultaneously BUT my AhhhHA! may be your [so what]
that's fine..and it is GOOD to point out the fragmented line is tthe hardest to excell
in.it is the line where without [telling] by [showing] the poet tries to
communicate how they felt in awe....

*This is how folks work on a haiku :)

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  1. Date: 11/29/2012 6:24:00 AM
    snow returns - the colour to grass... chimneys exhale

    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi
    Date: 11/29/2012 7:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    no Harry..totally your opinion of how to look at the scene, the snow didn't bring back the grass [it was always under the snow] the chimney doesn't breath [people do] KEEP working ;)
  1. Date: 11/29/2012 5:29:00 AM
    Why thank you Chris and we have all dwelt in the beauty of the experience not only of that 1 moment..but of each moment of sharing! You do not get progress OR results without be confident, secure and open enough to let others IN...

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 12:40:00 AM
    Hey, this haiku changed a lot....the end product is very sound.

  1. Date: 11/28/2012 4:39:00 PM
    The only difference I have from Deb is I did not smell the smoke, I saw it drifting from the chimney. Either way it definitely works.

  1. Date: 11/28/2012 4:33:00 PM
    The poem is perfect the way it is. the snow melts// above patches of green grass --// chimney smoke// It is early spring or a very warm winter day. The grass is already sprouting. However, the chill is still dominant in the shade and the cool rooms of the house, so there is a fire in the fireplace. So the juxtaposition is from a cool spring morning to a warm fire in the house. It gives you a good wrap around warm feeling in the third line.

  1. Date: 11/28/2012 3:50:00 PM
    Now I think that you must revise the yuxtaposition of the two persceptions...I love the first two lines, but ...it still needs the magical touch!Where is CHARLES? : )

  1. Date: 11/28/2012 2:55:00 PM
    awesome, Debs, and I like the final product!!!

  1. Date: 11/28/2012 12:39:00 PM
    Well...May I put my two cents?? : ) I'm not sure if it's winter or spring. On one hand, "green lawn" and "melting snow" brings the idea of spring (lawn starts to green up)...on the other hand, a hypotethical "bonfire" (smell of smoke) may be responsible for the "melting" of the "first" snow that eventually will cover the "green lawn" (remnants of ...) I think that the WORD that confuses me is "remnants"...LOL! Enjoy it!

  1. Date: 11/28/2012 3:30:00 AM
    A clever and visual write. well done. warm best wishes. Pete.

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 8:54:00 PM
    Oh shoot, that comment came across quite rude, maybe I should delete it?

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 8:53:00 PM
    Doobie, I know you aren't a fan of tontoism(even though Tonto was portrayed by an Italian actor, I have to admit how I enjoy employing a bit of tontoism once in a while), but 3 'the's and two 'of's in one haiku is a lot(in my opinion :D).

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 4:54:00 PM
    Debs I like this sensory haiku. One little thing, if the snow is melting, for me it would sound more logical to say, the snow melts/on the remnants of green lawn. Or if it's already melted, the melted snow sits on ..... Does that make sense? Was this inspired by your own lawn?