From My Commonplace Book - 17

SciFaiku

by Tom Brinck


after the rockets
* * * * depart ... a resistor*
* * * * on the windowsill*


Bathing*
her reptilian skin --*
small bubbles on glossy green.*


summer heat:*
your brainslug*
abruptly loses its grip*


birth defect:*
he comes out kicking, screaming,*
and invisible*


Weightless * * * * I struggle with my tie


Telepath*
* * * * shudders as I pass


cryogenics:*
a light frost on her lips


emerging*
from our secret furnace:*
* * the first android of the revolution*


Thru empty windows*
of abandoned skyscrapers,*
just a butterfly...*


dew*
behind the glass eye*
of the android soldier*


* * * * neuronal stimulation:*
young monk trades minds*
* * * * with a sparrow*


a child drops violet petals*
on the palms*
of the robot Buddha*


Tom Brinck laid out the principles of writing minimalist science fiction poetry in his SciFaiku Manifesto in 1995. Read the Manifesto and more SciFaiku at

http://www.scifaiku.com/index.html

Because of the formatting limitations of this blog the spacing in Tom's poems, copied and pasted from the website, shows up as asterisks.

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Interesting poems Merry - Sci-Fi and Haiku - I do like the one of the child dropping violet petals into the hands of the Buddha and the monk and the sparrow (such a happy bird) too. Do you ever write your own poetry ?
 
L'engle;bt4635 said:
Interesting! My brain slug does lose its grip in summer heat. :p
Your brain slug! My sluggish heart goes out to you, L'engle.
 
Enid;bt4640 said:
Interesting poems Merry - Sci-Fi and Haiku - I do like the one of the child dropping violet petals into the hands of the Buddha and the monk and the sparrow (such a happy bird) too. Do you ever write your own poetry ?
Enid, I truly appreciate you taking time to respond to my blog entries. Yes, I write poetry. I have posted three of my poems in the blog. Do you write? You have a degree in fine arts - or did I dream that?
 
Yes indeed Merry I did Fine Arts at Uni many years ago and enjoy them all (classical music especially - it's 24hrs here so was good company over early days of sleepless nights). I will much enjoy reading your 3 poems. Came across an unknown (to me) Confucius aphorism which brought a big smile today - (despite aching old bod and recalling the days of not knowing where I was). I hope it brings an even extra smile to your face.

"No matter where you go - there you are"
 
Sorry to hear you have been in pain.

Thanks for the Confucian aphorism. It did make me smile.
 

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