First published in 2007 in Mathematics Magazine, Caleb Emmons' poem "Dearest Blaise" has the form of (Blaise) Pascal's Triangle. That original publication offered also a challenge: what is the next line of Emmons' poem? What is your guess?
DEAREST BLAISE by Caleb Emmons
1 he 1
1 saw the 1
1 pure simple idea 1
1 truly distilling arithmetic later 1
1 poetic mathematization uncharacteristically sentimentalized Pascal 1
Emmons is a member of the mathematics department at Oregon's Pacific University; prior postings of his work in this blog include: 4 March 2011 and 6 May 2011.