Back in April Dr24hours wrote a silly sonnet about prime numbers and challenged others to join in. I pulled out an old high school sonnet about gravity, and ScienceGeeka weighed in with a poem as well. It was fun and I said ‘we should do this every month!’ Several years ago I helped organize a Darwin Day Poetry Competition at Michigan State University and the results were beautiful. I’ve been hooked on science poems ever since.
So we’ve got a day before the month is over. Just under the wire!
So THIS MONTH I’m calling for some Science Haikus, Sci-kus! Because Haikus are easy enough that you should all be able to come up with some inspiration fairly quickly.
Write about your research!
Write about your favorite species!
Write about your favorite celestial body!
Write about your favorite scientist! Or pseudoscientist! Or pet theory!
Write about that horrid PI you never want to talk to again!
Write about your favorite geologic time period!
Remember, Haikus are easy: 3 lines: 5/7/5 syllables. But if you post anything else I’ll be pleased too. Just get those creative juices flowing.Write several, I intend to.
I’ll start us off with a haiku about Aquatic Ape Theory:
Floating apes in sun,
Hairless, beach bum ancestors?
This idea sank.
Does someone want to sign up to host the science poetry slam on their blog in June?