Cosmic Haiku

I haven’t had much time to post today and will probably be too busy next week for anything too substantial, so I thought I’d resort to a bit of audience participation. How about a few Haiku on themes connected to astronomy, cosmology or physics?

Don’t be worried about making the style of your contributions too authentic, just make sure they are 17 syllables in total, and split into three lines of 5, 7 and 5 syllables respectively.

Here’s a few of my own to give you an idea!

Quantum Gravity:
The troublesome double-act
Of Little and Large

Gravity’s waves are
Traceless; which does not mean they
Can never be found

The Big Bang wasn’t
So big, at least not when you
Think in decibels.

Constant and Dark Energy
Are vacuous names

Microwave Background
Photons remember a time
When they were hotter

Isotropic and
Homogeneous metric?

Galaxies evolve
In a complicated way
We don’t understand

Type Ia Supernovae
Gave us the first clue

Cosmic Inflation
Could have stretched the Universe
And made it flatter

Is what I’m told is my Job
Title. Whatever.

Contributions welcome via the comments box. The best one gets a chance to win Bully’s star prize.

12 Responses to “Cosmic Haiku”

  1. Anton Garrett Says:

    What is Pluto now –
    A planet or something else?
    I don’t know either.

    • telescoper Says:

      Well done. I was beginning to think I wouldn’t get any contributions at all.

      I might have put “I don’t care either” for my last line!

  2. Andrew Liddle Says:

    I did just see Hiranya Peiris quote your `Gravity’s waves …’ haiku in her talk here at Cosmo-09 (slides online already), which got a good chuckle.


  3. Anton Garrett Says:

    Halley’s comet comes
    ev’ry 76 years –
    just once a lifetime.

  4. Anton Garrett Says:

    Pulsars first showed up
    As regular bleeps from space
    Little green men? No!

  5. Haley Gomez Says:

    Dark astronomy
    one day we will know
    how dust plays a part.

  6. Grumpy Old Woman Says:

    Telescopes tell us
    the things we need a bigger
    telescope to see

  7. What should we build next:
    S-K-A or E-L-T?
    Or maybe neither…

  8. Soundless emptiness.
    The darkness between two stars
    When they grow homesick.

  9. […] combine another bit of recycling with a  audience participation. I’ve updated below the list of Haiku I posted some time ago with some new ones I’ve jotted down at random intervals over the […]

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