Contest: Physics Haiku

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Time to get your physics poetry on!

Rules:
Must meet standard Haiku format.
One Haiku per member.
Haiku with the most LIKES is the winner
Contest end is 7/15/16
Winner must be in US to receive book otherwise will be given $10 Amazon gift card.

Prize:
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zoobyshoe
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A warm evening,
Sitting in a tree's cool shade,
An apple drops down.
 
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Deepak K Kapur
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Physics in nature abound,
Understanding in brain,
Matter apprehends matter.
 
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Jonathan Scott
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I think that this thread
Will only work if people
Can count syllables
 
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fresh_42
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What is a Haiku?
Uncertainty overall.
Don't know where I am.
 
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PeroK
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Timeless and spaceless
Blind to the universe, yet
Illuminates all
 
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axmls
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For every action
An equal and opposite
Reaction appears
 
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Clever Penguin
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A wonderful mind
The universe revealed in
Glorious detail

(BTW, I can't win either prize, so pick another winner :wink:)
(I have made this the Haiku for July 2016 on my website :smile:)
 
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Pepper Mint
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Upside down alert!
All positive charge lovers
Are Lewis bases.
 
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Jonathan Scott
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No one voted for me :H
I think the contest was closed by accident and has been reopened. However, I didn't understand your first line (but it's 45 years since I last did chemistry).
A warm evening,
Sitting in a tree's cool shade,
An apple drops down.
I like this, but I don't pronounce "evening" with three syllables so for me it isn't a Haiku!
 
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Pepper Mint
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I think the contest was closed by accident and has been reopened. However, I didn't understand your first line (but it's 45 years since I last did chemistry).
Sorry mine doesn't make sense.
 
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zoobyshoe
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I like this, but I don't pronounce "evening" with three syllables so for me it isn't a Haiku!
I checked and it turns out no one pronounces it with three syllables. For some reason I thought three syllables was the technically correct pronunciation that no one ever uses, but it isn't.

Consider "evening" changed to "afternoon" and it's a haiku.
 
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Jonathan Scott
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Consider "evening" changed to "afternoon" and it's a haiku.
Yes, and one I would definitely "like" if you can get it changed.
 
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zoobyshoe
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@Greg Bernhardt , would it be possible to change the word "evening" to "afternoon" in my haiku? Jonathan Scott would like it if you did. Thank you.
 
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phinds
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it started strangely
we think but cannot answer
who knows what banged?
 
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EnumaElish
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May be practical,
but that's not why we do it:
sex is like physics.
 
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PeroK
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May be practical,
but that's not why we do it:
sex is like physics.
I might have said:

In theory at least
Physics is better than sex
That's why we do it!
 
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