Category Archives: Scifaiku

Scifaiku: Canals

 

Canals
mistaken translation
Italian canelli creates hope
of Martian life

A Scifaiku by Wendy Van Camp
Illustrated by Wendy Van Camp

This scifaiku poem is inspired by the history of our study of Mars. This mistake in translation by a famous Italian astronomer became the inspiration for Edgar Rice Burroughs’s “John Carter of Mars” series and H.G. Wells “War of the Worlds” among many others.

This poem appears in “The Planets: a scifaiku poetry collection” available on AMAZON.

Scifaiku: Planet Pluto

Illustration of Planet Pluto poem

Planet Pluto
in the kuiper belt
dwarves mingle with comets
size doesn’t matter

A Scifaiku by Wendy Van Camp
Illustrated by Wendy Van Camp

This scifaiku poem is inspired by the status of the ninth planet of our solar system. Pluto had been regarded as a planet for decades, but recently was downgraded to being a dwarf planet. There are those who would see this world restored to full planet status.

This poem appears in “The Planets: a scifaiku poetry collection” available on AMAZON.

Scifaiku: LasChamp Event

laschamp event (blog)

LasChamp Event
people of ancient dawn
survive thousand year shift
polarity change

A Scifaiku by Wendy Van Camp
Illustrated by Wendy Van Camp

Scifaiku poem inspired by the current trend of the weakening of the magnetic north. Science postulates that the Earth’s poles might flip again, as it has done 41 thousand years ago. This geomagnetic switch of the past is known as the “LasChamp Event”. Our ancestors survived the change, but one wonders at what cost will it come to us?

 

Scifaiku: Wendy Van Camp Published in Far Horizons Magazine

Far Horizons Cover february-2018

 

Far Horizons Magazine publishes my (4) poem scifaiku poetry series “Energy of Mars” in their 2018 February Issue. The magazine features science fiction, fantasy and horror stories and poetry and is free to read online. This issue is in cooperation with the small press: Grimbold Books. Come check it out!
https://farhorizonsmagazine.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/far-horizons-february2018-issue.pdf

Scifaiku: Core

Core (blog)

Core
you never disappear
great protective magnet
Earth’s iron soul

A Scifaiku by Wendy Van Camp
Illustrated by Wendy Van Camp

Scifaiku poem inspired by the current trend of the weakening of the magnetic north. Science postulates that the Earth’s poles might flip, as it has done in past ancient eras.

Poem first published: Far Horizons Magazine, July 2017