Haiku Poems About Science | Science Haiku Poems

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Poem Details | by Brian Johnston |
Categories: life, love, moon, science,

Mooku: Haikus on the Moon: with Cliff Notes

1Lunar Perspective #1

month long day and night
also sees earth wax and wane
no season penchant

2Lunar Perspective #2

moon's sun mimics earth's
earth pirouettes on star stage
sun’s smile Cheshire Cat

3Lunar Perspective #3

moon turns once per month
lunar tides dictate strangeness
heat loss froze moon’s face

4Lunar Perspective #4

one quarter earth’s size
creation’s spring, born of fire,
runt of the litter

5Lunar Perspective #5

moon is problem child
with no tilt seasons languish
haiku redefined?

6Lunar Perspective #6

evolution’s fall -
dangerous precession tamed
by earth’s sibling’s mass

7Lunar Perspective #7

eggs have their season
star dust life defying odds -
sister of mercy

8Lunar Perspective #8

seasons change in sky
rain a distant memory
blue moon poet's blues

9Lunar Perspectives #9

boy/girl in earthlight
cratered love finds its season
waxing blue planet

Brian Johnston

Poet's Notes:
As I learn more about writing haiku and hear practitioners speak of snapshots of experience/nature and concrete images the more restricted I feelThis poem looks at haiku from an unusual perspectiveAlmost no one has any experience with really seeing things on the moon, but with science we can imagine concrete images and snapshots that are at least as real as any we see on earthThe paradox of this for future haiku writers is amazing I thinkOne is tempted to ask if any truly concrete images actually existIs the mind's eye as good as our own? Is what we see with our eyes any more real than what we imagine at times?

Is language even possible that is not emotional and could objectivity be a farce? An eskimo for example has 40 different words for "snow" it is saidHow could an eskimo's haiku that used this word ever be translated accurately without resorting to poetic devices such as simile, metaphor, rhyme and anthropomorphism?

Stay tuned for other developments or share your insights with the rest of us.

Cliff notes (for the curious):
I have written a poetic version of what it would be like to live on the moon, what you would see thereOf course no one lives there now so these poems need to use mentally reconstructed images of what life would be like if you did live thereSo the point of this poem is to ridicule the idea that haiku have to be concrete images or photographs of anythingTraditional haiku people are going to love this I'm sure! 

Stanza 1 basically tells you that if you were living on the moon, then one day there would be the equivalent of 30 earth days..you would have 15 earth days of light and 15 earth days of darknessAnd if you could see the earth where you are on the lunar surface you would see it going through phases just like how we see the moon go through phases here on earthHowever, unlike the earth the moon has no seasons at allThis is also a jab at traditional haiku rules that require a nature reference in every haiku and consider seasons like we have here on earth to be a part of natureWell seasons may be part of nature on earth but on the moon they are not part of nature at allCan you believe I say all of this in just 17 syllables? 

Stanza 2 contrasts the behavior of the sun as seen from the moon with how the earth behaves which is much differentBasically it takes 15 days from the time that the sun rises on the moon until the time that it setsBut the earth simply stands still in the same place in the sky all the time, i.e., for the whole number of earth days that it takes the sun to rise, set and rise againThe earth never rises and sets for a person that lives in one place on the moonBut in fact as the earth goes through its moon like phases, we do see the earth revolving once every 24 hours while occupying the same skyThe real weirdness though is that since the moon has no atmosphere, there is no extended sunrise or sunsetInstead the day begins and ends instantly like the Cheshire cat's smileSo this explains the 2nd haiku! Ha!

Poem Details | by James Horn |
Categories: humorous, science,

She Soon Became Ill

She Soon Became Ill

She soon became ill
From doing things illegal;
Again never will.

Why be illegal
Looking like a bright beagle;
Frantic flying eagle.

For words we were lost;
How much will her torch have to cost;
Keep warm from the frost.

Do take an aspirin
When from headache have suffered;
Be sure is buffered.

Trump had an idea
Which was bright but he forgot
To turn on the light.

Oh, go ahead and laugh for a
while so homeostasis will take 
care of all the cases when you
start letting them shine in.

Jim Horn

I am learning a lot from reading
"Undeniable" written by Bill Nye
the great science guyIf he should
add great to his name, his name
would really sound greatIs that
a theory, idiom or cause and effect?
Which one wanted you can select.
Will you always wonder why the 
lightening and thunder struck Trump 
with a striking glance if you haven't
glanced lately causing hair to turn 
orangeSo orange you going to write
another poem about it?

Poem Details | by Brian Johnston |
Categories: journey, life,

Haiku: Traditional 28

raining cats and dogs
star filled sky turns night to day -
poetic photos

Brian Johnston
March 27, 2016

Poet's Note: 
As a physicist I claim that modern science supports the idea that nothing you can see, touch, hear, taste, or smell, is any more real than your most abstract thought! What we call reality is merely the mind's interpretation of data coming in! Why should pictures presented by a haiku not contain movement, reveal heart, or suggest values?

Poem Details | by Asif Andalib |
Categories: animals, nature, sad,

The Toad

I caught a big toad
For my science practical exam
But it gave me pain!

Poem Details | by Deborah Guenther Beachboard |
Categories: childhood,

Light Pollution

the Milky Way
of her childhood
is gone from the sky

Note: a recent science article said that when a large city suffers a major earthquake and loses all electric power, such as happened with the Northridge quake back in the 90s, the emerceny centers are flooded with calls asking "What has happened to the sky?" because without city lights the night sky is visible in all it's glory and many who live in the light pollution of city lights have never seen the Milky WayThe article got me thinking that it has been a long time since I have seen it I didn't realize until that moment how pervasive is the light pollution even in my rural area.

Poem Details | by James Horn |
Categories: allegory, analogy,

Was in Gazebo Horn Haiku

Was In Gazebo Horn Haiku

Was in gazebo
When we found a placebo
And will watch it grow.

I am still reading Never Do 
Deny Bill Nye the Science 

As a rule what you
Normally will do in school
Is do fight a duel.

Should I ask her another
question or to priest make
a confession?

Jim Horn

Jim Horn

Poem Details | by Oreo Wings |
Categories: class,


science is so cool 
i love all its awesomness
i like science so much

Poem Details | by Gershon Wolf |
Categories: science fiction,

Science Fiction Non-Fiction

yesterday's science

  fiction is today's science 

    non-fiction fiction

Poem Details | by James Horn |
Categories: humorous,

Terrible and Unbearable

Terrible and Unbearable

Have heard parable;
Terrible and Unbearable
Trump sure seems to be.

James Thesarious Hilarious Horn
Vivacious Retired Veteran and Poet

Katherine, You have to like this one.

Also, you have to read "Undisputable,"
written by Bill Nye the Science Guy.
Reading about genetic shift and drift
right now until I drifted and shifted 
over to writing some more poetry.

You should attend the Thursday night
Democratic gathering on Thursday.

Poem Details | by James Edward Lee Sr. |
Categories: adventure, celebration, imagination, science,



literature of
chage genre speculative
fiction called SCI-FI

concepts of futuristic
science ans technology
fiction called SCI-FI

samples of space travels
parallei universes
extraterrestrial life


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Poem Details | by Vasudevan Desikachari |
Categories: philosophy,


                             In pursuit of knowledge