Southwestern College Haiku's for Earth Day (22 April)

Geology 100.03, 9:30 AM Tuesday - Thursday

Pondering the meaning...
  • staring at the stars
  • wondering why I am here
  • wind, rain, fire, Earth, life
Kendra Fabela, 3/26/09
and more academic geo-haikus:
  • crystals form bigger
  • the slower the magma cools,
  • now isn't that cool?
  • Continental Drift:
  • "newspaper" analogy
  • of Earth's rotation
  • a transform fault is
  • more proof of seafloor spreading
  • motion between plates
Kirby Isidro, 4/2/09
  • The seafloor spreading
  • volcanoes erupt, spewing
  • it's never ending
  • weathering, wasting
  • rain washes down the hillside
  • mountains turn to dust
  • the Earth is rumbling
  • deep down in ocean trenches
  • magma spews and cools
Valerie Kundis, 4/2/09
  • The plate tectonics
  • diverge, converge, transform faults
  • all in the Earth's crust
  • Below the surface
  • as the plates push each other,
  • converge - a mountain!
  • A life as a rock,
  • igneous, meta, sedi,
  • oh the weathering.
  • Rocks lay everywhere,
  • escaping their existence?
  • Try impossible.
Jasmine Reyes, 4/2/09
  • Earth has many rocks -
  • Metamorphic, Igneous,
  • Sedimentary
Raul Rojas, 4/2/09
  • Mt. Asama blows
  • pyroclastic mixture flows
  • who will survive this?
  • Northridge ground has moved
  • Richter Scale reads six point seven
  • no one saw this fault
  • Pyroclastic flows
  • Pompeii was catastrophic
  • No one survived this
  • When flying the skies
  • International Dateline
  • where did your day go?
Nikki Johnson, 4/2/09
  • How was the world shaped?
  • Sliding plates built our mountains.
  • Today, quakes build them.
Luis Gracia, 4/2/09
  • Volcanoes Erupt
  • Overlie burning coal beds ( ??? )
  • Gives birth to new land
Malik Jones, 4/1/09 (April Fools!)
and maybe my favorite:
  • Rocks in his pocket
  • Professor Farquharson knows
  • GEOLOGY RULES!!! (PTF emphasis)
Saundra Greene, 4/2/09 with a little help from her neighbor
not so scientific, but fun...
  • the rocks form with ease
  • they create charming mountains
  • like Himalayas
  • the birds are chirping
  • their sound is harmonious
  • I want to be them
  • the Earth is shaking
  • oh, no! is it an earthquake?
  • duck and cover please!
  • spewing volcanoes
  • ash, basalt, magma appear
  • Mt. St. Helens forms
Rosie Rodriguez, 4/2/09
from a friend of Rosie's (not in our class)
  • the birds and the bees
  • make love in the flower beds
  • spring is wonderful
  • the rain falls on me
  • and through the soil to the seed
  • flowers are blooming
Veronica What's-her-name, 4/2/09
more, more, more!
  • destructive margins
  • continental collision
  • get off that mountain!!!
  • Somalian Plate
  • is filled with pirates; watch out!
  • let's go on a cruise
  • oh, look at the time
  • cyanide, uranium
  • 5 o'clock cocktail
  • Walt made me famous
  • we met in 1930
  • we share the same name... (***)
Andrea Meier, 4/2/09
and yet even more...
  • number of protons
  • plus the number of neutrons
  • affects atom's weight
  • igneous rocks form
  • by crystallization and
  • consolidation
  • stream sediments are
  • generally well sorted
  • called alluvium
  • a "divide" is known
  • as imaginary lines
  • cutting through basins
Kirby Isidro, 4/14/09
from the day after tax day...
  • streams, three types of load
  • dissolved load, suspended load
  • oh yeah! and bed load.
  • streams move up and down
  • lifting anything, there is
  • its dissolution!
  • on the Earth's surface
  • breaking into bits of sand
  • sedimentary!
  • texture of a rock
  • slowly cooled magma results
  • it's phaneritic
Ana Isabel Hermosillo, 4/16/09
four more from the sixteenth...
  • dripping from the caves
  • infiltrating ground water
  • making stalagmites
  • water traveling up,
  • defying gravity - wow!
  • oh, artesian wells.
  • plate tectonics says
  • moving all the continents
  • once called Pangaea.
  • lava is rising
  • underwater volcano
  • hot spot island chain
Priscilla Naranjo, 4/16/09
a third third-Thursday submission:
  • the igneous rock
  • it cools and solidifies
  • composed by magma
  • the glassy pumice
  • at volcanic eruptions
  • rapid cooling rocks
  • relative dating
  • a geologic time scale
  • sequence of events
  • the seafloor-spreading
  • Harry Hess hypothesis
  • movement by mantle
Alouette Covarrubias, 4/16/09
and one last effort:
  • Coquina sleeps there
  • Lithified into a rock
  • By shells, shell fragments
  • Identical twins
  • One's heavier, lil' rascals
  • They are isotopes
Grisel Marquez, 4/14/09
*** why, Pluto, of course!!!
(I have to admit that I didn't get it either!)

Thank you all for your efforts!!!