Deep Earth Haiku

One of the results of the Earth in Five Reactions project was the idea to create an engagement product that focused on haiku as a vehicle to explain Earth’s key reactions. As a result I designed and developed a mini website called Deep Earth Haiku. Visitors can view random haiku, submit their own poetic odes to Earth, and share the results.

Deep Earth Haiku
A deep Earth haiku submitted by Pengxiao Xu.

The poems are randomly loaded from a json file and formatted over a simple background of one of 15 pre-designed gradients. Each poem is assigned an ID to enable poets and visitors to share favorites.

Deep Earth Haiku
A deep Earth haiku submitted by Susannah Dorfman.

For simplicity’s sake, the haiku submission form utilizes a third-party form system.

The verbose “About” page.

A selection of these poems was featured at the Deep Carbon 2019 conference in Washington, DC.