nuclear spring
the ancient lighthouse points
to the shattered moon

—Patricia Kelly
        

About the author: Patricia has a weblog that contains ruminations and ramblings from retirement including original poetry, scifaiku, and haiku; ideas for working with dreams (e.g. The Tarot) and writing dream-based poems; and actual dream explorations. She can be reached at roswila at gmail dot com.

Responses to the haiku for 29 February 2008 by Patricia Kelly

  1.  
    Harish Suryanarayana (harish_physics at yahoo dot com)
    2008-02-29 05:40:12
     

    Nice ! There is this problem that such hypothetical situations are sometimes difficult to picture and digest in a haiku. This haiku however captures the destructive capability of nuclear arms very well.

  2.  
    Penelope
    2008-02-29 06:16:07
     

    devastating beauty...

    impressive...

    appreciated...

  3.  
    josh wikoff
    2008-02-29 08:16:56
     

    Timely poem, Patricia.

  4.  
    Reason A.
    2008-02-29 08:21:49
     

    or conversely:

    nuclear spring
    the shattered lighthouse still points
    to the ancient moon.

  5.  
    Alan Summers
    2008-02-29 10:50:02
     

    Good science fiction haiku that points to something that could still be all too near science fact. I'll look forward to seeing more in this fashion.

  6.  
    terrytip
    2008-02-29 11:00:57
     

    lighthouse mocks
    extinct humanity__
    ancient moon rises

  7.  
    H. Gene Murtha
    2008-02-29 18:42:58
     

    Alan brings up an interesting point. I
    forget the latest measurements, but the
    fact is the moon is leaving the earth's
    grasp. So, hold your breath. No, longer.

    Enjoyed the haiku. Fact or fiction...

  8.  
    2008-02-29 19:25:15
     

    I've really appreciated these responses. It was quite a delight to have a scifaiku (any scifaiku, but doubly so since it's mine :-D) accepted for tinywords.

    I certainly hope this scifaiku's vision does not come to pass. But, even so, there's hope as the lighthouse is still standing.

  9.  
    Marijo
    2008-03-01 12:16:52
     

    Brace yourselves ...


    lighthouses shatter
    moon disappearing --
    apocalypse

  10.  
    b. m. richardson (orgbob at webtv dot net)
    2008-03-07 20:18:52
     

    red bug spring
    jay buries peanut
    in grey spanish moss

    -

    strange, patricia, my thoughts revert to a time when life was simpler, supposedly; and knowledge gain from playing with chigger infested spanish moss lingers.

    -

    h g(wells) :-)
    (they) say, hypothetically, less than 2 inches per year, with the moon orbital(not even cylindrical) radius more than a quarter of a million miles

  11.  
    laryalee
    2008-03-11 14:57:44
     

    Hi Patricia,
    this is a frightening glimpse...
    and it brings a sigh...
    :(
    Lary

  12.  
    2008-05-05 02:23:50
     

    could you write some scifaiku about polar cities in the future? send them to me. please. see my blog above

    or google "polar cities"

    saw your poem on Dot Earth, NICE!

    danny

    by the way, may i call you a scifientist?

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