Hi, you! Haiku!

posted Oct 6, 2017, 10:55 AM by Beth Orcutt

By Tess Weathers




In honor of the haikus you are writing about your adopted microbes, members of the crew are also writing haikus! Some of them are about our own favorite microbes, others are about our jobs or the type of scientific questions we would like to answer.


Two six-year old CORKs

yield North Pond basement secrets

slight over pressure!

- by Keir


Le bibliotheque

We sit here to learn science

North Pond is a beaut

- by Annie


Annie in the ship’s library, where she wrote this poem!


You take things apart

It’s not if it breaks, it’s when

Learn how to fix it.

- by Trevor


Ahoy! There’s North Pond!

Pull up the CORKs, and after,

join Poseidon’s crew!


There’s life in the rocks

underneath the ocean floor

What are they doing?

- by Jackie


Far below the sea

We bold adventurers

Seeking deepest truth

- by Rose


Mariprofundis

Chemolithoautotroph

Iron-Oxidized

- by Tim

Tim is adjusting the centrifuge, a device that spins samples and helps separate liquids from solids.


Bottom of ocean

There’s a sediment layer

How fast does it cool?


Water flows through the

deep rocks below the ocean.

Mixing sustains life?

- by Tess


Tides are Earth's pulse; deep

beneath, their echoes can be

felt. Listen, and learn.

- by Zach


Science is awesome

Men and women can do it

Let’s explore the world

- by Meg

Meg adding water to the autoclave.


Beggiatoa

Long, stringy, bacteria

Eats yummy sulfur

- by Kristin


Alvin brings three folks

to the bottom of the sea

One gets to drive - me!


I take two guests and

peanut butter sandwiches

for seafloor picnics


Waves are just the start

Darkness, critters, through and through

And so much to learn!

- by Jefferson


Jefferson tightens a bolt on the ROV Jason


Iron for a meal

Hydrogenovibrio

Find me in the deep

- by Ben


make microbe haiku

work on papers and email

four more days to site

- by Beth


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