Open thread: Spring science haiku

by Liza on May. 07th, 2009

I'm throwing down the gauntlet and challenging Buzzers to contribute spring science haikus.

You know the rules: three lines (5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables), and it has to be, in some way, both about science and spring. Other than that, you're on your own.

Lilacs: This is what I'm waiting for...any day now...
Lilacs: This is what I'm waiting for...any day now...Courtesy Adam Kuben

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Liza's picture
Liza says:

It seems spring has sprung
Itchy eyes, smell of damp earth, but
Not yet the lilacs.

posted on Thu, 05/07/2009 - 4:12pm
Shake's peer's picture
Shake's peer says:

Spring training music:
Wooden bats, gloves snapping hard,
Guys readjusting.

posted on Fri, 05/22/2009 - 5:39pm
JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

The swine flu outbreak:
It happened in the spring, but
We'll live till summer.

posted on Thu, 05/07/2009 - 4:20pm
JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

comes with spring. JGordon's is
a basement bedroom.

posted on Thu, 05/07/2009 - 4:23pm
mdr's picture
mdr says:

Spring bursts forth at last
The equinox means nothing
To Gene anyways

posted on Thu, 05/07/2009 - 4:36pm
Gene's picture
Gene says:

Cold man Winter leaves
nearly three full weeks before
the equinox comes.

posted on Sat, 05/09/2009 - 12:25pm
JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

I have the feeling
that animals are doing
it all around me.

posted on Thu, 05/07/2009 - 4:36pm
JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

A trillion gallons
of sap blasting up up up...
I must go lie down.

posted on Thu, 05/07/2009 - 4:39pm
JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

An overwhelming
phenomenon of spring. Don't
read into it much.

posted on Thu, 05/07/2009 - 4:50pm
mdr's picture
mdr says:

Spring pollen arrives
Delivered by April rains
An achoo haiku

posted on Thu, 05/07/2009 - 4:41pm
JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

Forest creatures greet
the spring. My hammer makes life
a whack-a-mole game.

posted on Thu, 05/07/2009 - 4:47pm
mdr's picture
mdr says:

Witness in springtime
Biological rebirth
Moms and lots of kids

posted on Thu, 05/07/2009 - 4:53pm
JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

The smell of wood smoke,
itchy sweaters, crisp apples...
Wait... is that the fall?

posted on Thu, 05/07/2009 - 5:01pm
mdr's picture
mdr says:

Whims of boys in May
Drawn lightly to girls and such

posted on Thu, 05/07/2009 - 5:20pm
JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

Birds and bees, at least,
have the decency to make
their sex more obscure.

posted on Fri, 05/08/2009 - 10:56am
Liza's picture
Liza says:

If you work for Mark,
stop writing bad poetry
and get back to work.

(Just passing it on, y'all.)

posted on Fri, 05/08/2009 - 10:58am
mdr's picture
mdr says:

Uh-oh. Nothing in
your haiku about science
or spring. You broke rule.

posted on Fri, 05/08/2009 - 11:53am
JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

Warm spring afternoons
are surely for poetry.
(It's after five, boss.)

posted on Fri, 05/08/2009 - 4:25pm
mdr's picture
mdr says:

Yet your poem was
Posted at four-twenty-five.
Discrepancy, yes?

posted on Fri, 05/08/2009 - 4:31pm
JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

Bad timestamp, is all.
Blame it on the internet.
Five-twenty-five, man.

posted on Fri, 05/08/2009 - 5:04pm
Gene's picture
Gene says:

Rain, rain, rain, cold, rain.
Rain, wind, rain (baseball!) rain, rain.
Wake me up in June.

posted on Sat, 05/09/2009 - 12:23pm
Gene's picture
Gene says:


posted on Sat, 05/09/2009 - 12:27pm
Lilli G.'s picture
Lilli G. says:

spring is in the air
flowers bloom and children laugh

posted on Sat, 06/13/2009 - 11:57am
Gene's picture
Gene says:


posted on Sun, 06/28/2009 - 8:42pm
GrAnDpAjOe's picture
GrAnDpAjOe says:

The flowers of june say hello!
The clouds of blue say good morning!
The laughing lillies in spring say hello sun!
if you like granpa joe's poetry, please reply.
spread news of joe....(me :)

posted on Mon, 07/06/2009 - 2:49pm
mdr's picture
mdr says:

Haiku has five lines
Then seven, don't you see?
Try it again, Joe.

posted on Mon, 07/06/2009 - 3:29pm
JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

What's more, I'm afraid
That spring is already gone.
(Mark, you missed a beat.)

posted on Mon, 07/06/2009 - 4:03pm
mdr's picture
mdr says:

Oh pshaw. I did miss a beat. I should be horse-whipped.

posted on Mon, 07/06/2009 - 10:07pm
mdr's picture
mdr says:

Last reply to John
Was not a haiku at all
But rather distress.

posted on Wed, 07/08/2009 - 7:43am
Gene's picture
Gene says:

Haiku poets count
The syllables in their works
And not just the lines.

posted on Tue, 07/07/2009 - 11:01pm
mdr's picture
mdr says:

Yes, I know, I know
It was not my intention
To skip a beat.

posted on Wed, 07/08/2009 - 7:42am
muffinsarebetter's picture
muffinsarebetter says:

mdr, what's up
the last line has five, you know
not only four, duh

posted on Thu, 08/06/2009 - 3:43pm
mdr's picture
mdr says:


posted on Thu, 08/06/2009 - 9:37pm
mdr's picture
mdr says:

Spring may be gone here
But perhaps it's happening
On Mars, don't you know?

posted on Mon, 07/06/2009 - 7:59pm
Ayita's picture
Ayita says:

Spring flowers dancing
beneath black storm-covered skies
a mother loon calls

posted on Wed, 07/08/2009 - 1:59pm
Josh and Alayna's picture
Josh and Alayna says:

My Allergies Have
Returned, Orgasms In My
Nose. My Red Eyes Burn.

posted on Mon, 07/13/2009 - 2:16pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

kaia is learning
fall is coming very soon
lets get ready now

posted on Mon, 08/17/2009 - 2:04pm
ann marie!'s picture
ann marie! says:

Can you smell the air?
Spring is around the corner.
Let's get ready now.

posted on Sat, 02/13/2010 - 7:58pm
Scout's picture
Scout says:

i like spring and I like to pick flowers. I like to jump around all day. I could stay out side all day.

posted on Sun, 02/14/2010 - 4:23pm
Lizzie Bennett's picture
Lizzie Bennett says:

A blanket of white
Hides dormant plants, frozen life
Come spring, they will wake.

posted on Wed, 02/17/2010 - 2:17pm

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