I really like writing (and of course reading) haiku. The best have a mental incongruity that takes you by surprise and makes you think, and the brevity required is a fun challenge. I just ran across some that I’d written and archived and thought I’d share.
Written for the Northrop Grumman Lunar Landing Challenge during Armadillo Aerospace‘s final (successful) attempt:
John pounds keys furiously
Concrete Pad melted
A thousand miles?
Just fifty meters today,
mach diamonds alight
Go for the million!
A nail-biting three minutes
and then back again
And here’s a few I wrote a few years ago in response to an email my mom sent me. The hummingbird reference is that she always had hummingbirds around her house and used to live near Ocean City MD (she’s since moved):
The band plays this week.
Somewhere in my harried mind,
a hummingbird flits.
It’s now 10 A M
Another document rev
I stare at my white mindless machine, keyboarding. The beach calls my name.
(this last is one of my favorites)
Anyhow, hope you enjoyed, I’m still working on writing up a post about the STS-135 launch Tweetup – yes I know, it was 6 weeks ago…
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