Pseudo-Science Haiku

tree sap rises

energy is heightened

it summons me


© Carol Campbell

Logo Carpe Diem March 2016 (2)

From Checrefeuille,

The “pseudo-science” technique is very close to the paradox but has a slight difference. This technique demonstrates a distorted view of science – one we think is not true, but has the possibility of being true, perhaps when we understand quantum physics or all become poets. When the “other reality” the author was using is explained, the poem becomes absolutely clear. Again, this is an old Japanese tool that was used to make the poet sound simple and childlike but also to confound the reader.

As I was preparing this episode I ran through the haiku by Basho and found another one in which this haiku writing gtechnique, “pseudo-science” is used.

a falling sound
that sours my ears
plum rain

© Basho (Tr. Jane Reichhold)

the day ends
buttercups share their golden light –
the moon rises

© Chèvrefeuille

❤ ❤ ❤


Published by: writersdream9

I have been writing all my life but for the most part, it has been a secret. My parents did not believe writing was a good way to earn money so I hid my poems. Then one day, I wanted to comment on an essay that a friend had written and found myself with a blog. That quiet whisper inside said, "You can write your poetry and no one will ever know.". I knew nothing of followers and the like at that time. So, here I am trying to learn my craft and enjoying every moment of it. My personal details are, I'm 57, married for 39 years, have one grown son who is God's gift to us and last but not least at all, I'm a Baha'i which basically means that I love all humanity.

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15 thoughts on “Pseudo-Science Haiku”

  1. Must admit this was a thinker but it just again goes along with what I know to be true that we and ALL are connected. Your words as well were a “sign” for me because just this morning I “asked” for energy to rise within me. Thank you, Carol!! ❤

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