SciFaiku Showcase

~ The SciFaiku Showcase features selected submissions to The Starlight SciFaiku Review ~

Recently, we were honored to receive a SciFaiku submission from none other than Tom Brinck, the “Father of SciFaiku.”

In 1995, Tom Brinck introduced SciFaiku to the world with his concise and elegant treatise on the subject, The SciFaiku Manifesto. In the years since, SciFaiku has become a popular and established form of poetry with an international following.

Here, we present Tom’s applied SciFaiku, a version 2.0 of the old pond haiku by Bashō, accompanied by some NASA photos — not minimalist b&w art, true, but oh, such a masterful interpretation of past and present, creating a whole new narrative!

photos courtesy of NASA