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Contest: Physics Haiku

  1. Jul 1, 2016 #1
    Time to get your physics poetry on!

    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.

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  3. Jul 2, 2016 #2
    A warm evening,
    Sitting in a tree's cool shade,
    An apple drops down.
  4. Jul 2, 2016 #3
  5. Jul 2, 2016 #4
    Physics in nature abound,
    Understanding in brain,
    Matter apprehends matter.
  6. Jul 2, 2016 #5

    Jonathan Scott

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    I think that this thread
    Will only work if people
    Can count syllables
  7. Jul 2, 2016 #6


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    What is a Haiku?
    Uncertainty overall.
    Don't know where I am.
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    Timeless and spaceless
    Blind to the universe, yet
    Illuminates all
  9. Jul 2, 2016 #8
    For every action
    An equal and opposite
    Reaction appears
  10. Jul 5, 2016 #9
    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:)
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2016
  11. Jul 5, 2016 #10
    Upside down alert!
    All positive charge lovers
    Are Lewis bases.
  12. Jul 11, 2016 #11

    Jonathan Scott

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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).
    I like this, but I don't pronounce "evening" with three syllables so for me it isn't a Haiku!
  13. Jul 11, 2016 #12
    Sorry mine doesn't make sense.
  14. Jul 11, 2016 #13
    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.
  15. Jul 11, 2016 #14

    Jonathan Scott

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    Yes, and one I would definitely "like" if you can get it changed.
  16. Jul 11, 2016 #15
    @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.
  17. Jul 11, 2016 #16


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    it started strangely
    we think but cannot answer
    who knows what banged?
  18. Jul 12, 2016 #17


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    May be practical,
    but that's not why we do it:
    sex is like physics.
  19. Jul 19, 2016 #18


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    I might have said:

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