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haiku and senryu about annoyances


A satellite image showing a haze of pollution over part of China caused by te country’s reliance on coal

haiku and senryu about annoyances

waves pound on beaches
bad weather annoyances
powerful tycoons

trouble multiplies
filthy land based pollution
human garbage piles

dirty Chinese air
greenhouse emissions travel
across Pacific

screaming sick infants
cats fighting in the allies
dogs looking for fights

unhealthy disdain
pernicious urban status
no emission laws

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Written for:

Sensational Haiku Wednesday

This week’s theme is: Annoyance

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Thursday Poets Rally Week 68 (May 17-May 23, 2012)

Photo credit:  the UK Guardian BlogTeam Vision – TAM

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Nanotubes



MIT chemical engineers built tiny channels out of carbon nanotubes that could someday end up being sensitive detectors.

Nanotubes

strong and lightweight
adamantine
polydispersive materials

zigzagged or chiral
rolled this way and that
sheets stronger than steel

wires and tubes
wedge into the void
vivified pixels

single or multi-walled
morphing wings
valuable for future design

templated and fabricated
strategically explored
potential applications

conversion or diversion
probes that interconnect
radiation sources

thermodynamic and conductive
energy storage
field emission displays

hollow or thin
allotropic cylinders
extraordinary nanostructure

electrons and vectors
in every direction
zero dimensional atoms

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This is my first post in my column NanoMuse, posted on:

Photo Credit: Industrial Safety and Security Source

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Thursdays Poets’ Rally Week 61 (January 25 – February 3, 2012)

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N is for a Novel Letter

Photo Credit:  EvolutionaryParenting – Facebook Page

Windsurfer


Windsurfer © Jean-Michel Leclercq

Windsurfer

In tropical dawn,
in sultry dusk,
I rendezvous
with waves.

Sweaty,
in the finest neoprene,
I dominate
a kingdom
I shall never throne.

Rinse and hold.
Taste the salt.
No break to my adrenaline.
Spray spitting from the barrel.
I carve kinetic fluid.

In the food chain,
I devour waves.

I take refuge
in the cycles
of lunar forces.
Always restless
in utter wetness.

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I found this on   Jean-Michel Leclercq’s Flicker Site  ©

Also, I have never windsurfed nor regular surfed in my life. I did take sailing lessons and was American Red Cross certified in basic sailing.

Between Buildings


Between Buildings

From the city alley
appraise a sliver of sky.
Streams of clouds
progress in currents.

Through windows,
saxophones
and treble voices
compete for bandwidth.

In the city alley
the superhero waits
to explode/to save
the world from itself.

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The Poetry Pantry Is Now Open! – #75

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His organization is Fragile Oasis  and he’s also on facebook.

Again, I won’t usually be writing free form poetry on this blog, unless it’s there for a reason. It looks like I might actually have a periodic reason: these “One Stop Poetry Challenges.” This time I’m writing in response to the Photography of Scott Wyden.”  The website is:

http://onestoppoetry.com/2011/05/sunday-photography-interview-scott-wyden-poetry-challenge.html

Sonnet XXVII


Baby Stars Blasting Out Jets of Matter

Sonnet XXVII

In the minute birthplace of many stars,
A dazzlingly glowing blob of gas
Expels gusts of matter, blasts out scars
And hides luminaries in the dense mass.
Arc-shaped features are found within this scene;
bow-shocks rejuvenate faster than sound
as bursts of short vertical arcs careen
turbulently. Blue and red flares rebound
into violent filaments of pink.
Comma shaped jets curve into long streamers,
swimming in a mist of hydrogen ink.
Only the astronomers and dreamers
see the havoc caused on this exalted scale
where stars are born behind a gauze-like veil.

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I saw this picture in the blog of @badastronomer , AKA Phil Plait, who writes for Discover Magazine. I knew I had to write a poem about this. This was written in 2011. It’s amazing that we can see stars being born, and understand that this is what we are seeing.
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The Poetry Pantry Is Now Open! – #75

Thursday Poets Rally Week 57 (December 1-7, 2011)