Brian Johnston

Gold Star - 14,043 Points (Jan.20,1943 / Oklahoma)

Ph: Physics: Haiku: Gravity Too - Poem by Brian Johnston

how it cuts the grain
yes earth's moon's unchanging face
heat loss from moon tides

Topic(s) of this poem: Nature

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Brian Johnston
July 28,2014

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Poet's Notes
This poem was inspired by Pandita Sanchez's Haiku called 'Gravity.' Read her poem as well on for even more fun!

Isn't it great? Natures mysteries explained in 17 words. Didn't you ever ask yourself why we only see one side of the moon? It does revolve you know, one complete revolution every 24 hours. How is it possible that this is accidental? The answer is that, of course, it is not an accident. When the moon was spinning faster, there were tides on the moon just like we have tides on earth. These tides of lunar soil caused the moon to heat up but then that energy radiated off into space. The Laws of Conservation of Energy, then required the moon to slow down, to the speed it rotates at today. Since there are no longer tides caused but the moon's rotation, it has stopped slowing down. God I love Physics!

Comments about Ph: Physics: Haiku: Gravity Too by Brian Johnston

  • Diane Hine (7/29/2014 8:35:00 PM)

    It's tidal lock
    you fool, said Spock.
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    Brian Johnston Brian Johnston (7/30/2014 2:41:00 PM)

    Very very cute Diane. Love it in fac, t but as a sort of trekie and waning Physicist, that sounds more like Diane Hine than Spock to me. You get lots of points for originality though. Thanks for the comment!

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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 28, 2014

Poem Edited: Tuesday, December 23, 2014

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