Assorted Haiku

    Our big dreams come true unnoticed, while we cry for all the little ones.   From a sea-blue sky a brown bolt of eagle strikes: death among flowers.   Clear intention shows that what you think will happen tends to be what does. Only this end -- that dead men write no histories -- […]

Physics Haiku

One of my habits during long meetings (particularly those of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research [CIfAR] Quantum Materials program, where my brain's digestive capacity was frequently exceeded) was to write haiku about the speaker's topic and/or my own state of mind. Here are a few. ARPES photons knock me out, leave behind the energy […]

Water Haiku

Surge and sag, rising across the Earth's crust; reward yearnings of the Moon.  Falling forever frozen to a distant Sun; gas tail all alight. Wet specks merge and stick, relax into bigger bags and fall, jiggling. Clear spheres drag apart the colours from white and send circles to centre. Love is to be cool water […]