NASA wants your haiku
May 4, 2013 4:45 PM   Subscribe

Can't get attention for your poetry here on Earth? Well ...

"NASA is inviting members of the public to submit their names and a personal message online for a DVD to be carried aboard a spacecraft that will study the Martian upper atmosphere."
posted by anothermug (23 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Thank God for NASA!
Now whose John Carter fanfic
Will get a book deal?
posted by Dr. Zira at 4:52 PM on May 4, 2013

NASA big and bold
Funding cuts, GOP, now
Can you spare a text?
posted by Splunge at 5:03 PM on May 4, 2013

Dust on mars is red,
The Rover feels blue, so it
Drew penis for you.
posted by erstwhile ungulate at 5:08 PM on May 4, 2013

Putty. Putty. Putty.
Green Putty - Grutty Peen.
Grarmpitutty - Morning!
Pridsummer - Grorning Utty!
Discovery..... Oh.
Putty?..... Armpit?
Armpit..... Putty.
Not even a particularly
Nice shade of green.
As I lick my armpit and shall agree,
That this putty is very well green.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 5:11 PM on May 4, 2013

This is really dumb
Who's stupid idea was this?
posted by orme at 5:32 PM on May 4, 2013

Hey Martian people.
We sent you a DVD.
You got a player?

That's okay I guess.
It's just a bunch of haikus.
They sucked anyway.
posted by Sys Rq at 5:58 PM on May 4, 2013 [3 favorites]

What are they going to do with a DVD?!
posted by desjardins at 6:07 PM on May 4, 2013

Who do you mean by "they"? Martians?
posted by etc. at 6:18 PM on May 4, 2013

I find this hard to resist. When else will I get the chance to write a haiku that won't be chosen to be put on a DVD that's being carried aboard a spacecraft to Mars–??
posted by marimeko at 6:19 PM on May 4, 2013

Who do you mean by "they"? Martians?

Yes? Who else do you think is up there?
posted by desjardins at 6:23 PM on May 4, 2013

right now it's a couple of russians and a canadian iirc.
posted by elizardbits at 6:25 PM on May 4, 2013

an ancient pond
a frog jumps in
in space, no one can hear you splash
posted by oulipian at 6:30 PM on May 4, 2013 [2 favorites]

our whole race is fucked
nonetheless we send haiku
that's just how we are
posted by brianconn at 7:08 PM on May 4, 2013 [1 favorite]

space is teh awesome
i love you mars but my heart
belongs to g'kar
posted by sio42 at 7:35 PM on May 4, 2013

My entry.
posted by Bunny Ultramod at 8:14 PM on May 4, 2013

a meeting was held
it was decided to write
anomaly report

the weekly review
many powerpoint slides shown
I need more coffee

the education
and public outreach people
need the work also
posted by Rob Rockets at 9:53 PM on May 4, 2013

The words we send no
Doubt will render live on the
July one and five.
posted by tilde at 11:29 PM on May 4, 2013

That's one small step for
man. One giant leap for man kind.
I am on the Moon!
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:04 AM on May 5, 2013

We shouldn't be sending haiku to Mars anyway. It's a well known fact that Martians prefer limericks.

There once was a spaceship to Mars,
Adrift in an ocean of stars.
Back there at home,
They all loved a poem.
As much as their guns and their cars.
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:15 AM on May 5, 2013

There once was a thing they called NASA
A technological madrasa
In English they spoke,
but the Martian folk
Just stood around wondering "que pasa?"
posted by twoleftfeet at 4:51 AM on May 5, 2013

There's no NRA based on Mars
No guys totin' guns in the bars
Let's send Wayne LaPierre
From here to out there
To see how things look out that far.
posted by anothermug at 9:32 AM on May 5, 2013

Must be in English
Must be 18 to submit
Don't outreach too far!
posted by eotvos at 9:48 AM on May 5, 2013 [1 favorite]

Ancient red planet!
Here's seventeen syllables.
To show that we care.
posted by Joe in Australia at 4:40 PM on May 5, 2013

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