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Portraits of a mathematician

Ideas for this posting began with my post on 30 October 2011 in which I selected 7 favorite lines of poetry as a sort of self-portrait. That posting led to an exchange with blogger Peter Cameron -- which prompted me to write these abecedarian portraits of a mathematician.
** I know a mathematician . . .** by JoAnne Growney
always busy

counting, doubting

every figured guess,

haply idling,

juggling, knowing

logic, measure, n-dimensions,

originating
playful quests,

resolutely seeking theorems,

unknowns vanish :

wrong xs, ys -- zapped.
After

this next poem are links to still more verse portraits of mathematicians.
**Mathematician** by JoAnne Growney
naming
optimizing

permuting

quartering
reflects
solving

topologizing
unifies

verifies

wonders
x-trapolating

yielding

zeroing

angling

branching
commutes

differentiates

equates

factors
groups
halving

intersecting

juxtaposing

knotting
longing . . . .
**Links to earlier postings of poems about mathematicians**. **In 2011**: July 5 Mathematicians at work, July 2 Mathematicians divide, Jan 30 Sonnet for a geometry teacher, Jan 28 Poems starring mathematicians - 8. __In 2010__, Dec 8 Poems starring mathematicians -- 7, July 20 In the same family -- a poet and a mathematician, May 14 Poems starring Mathematicians -- 6 (Mandelbrot), May 4 Poems starring Mathematicians -- 5, April 28 Poems starring mathematicians -- 4, April 26 Poems starring mathematicians -- 3, April 15 Poems starring mathematicians - 2, April 14 Poems starring mathematicians - 1, March 23 Poetry of Logical Ideas .

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