Publishing a blog about poetry and mathematics brings me new connections -- it is not unusual for a day to begin with an email from another poetry-math enthusiast who wants to share a link or a poem. One of these is retired USC biochemist Paul Geiger.
Using as raw material a poem by Shel Silverstein, Geiger created a 9x9 syllable-square:
S.C.S. STOUT by Paul Geiger
Apologizing and Acknowledging Shel Silverstein's 1974 poem
"SARAH CYNTHIA SYLVIA STOUT WOULD NOT TAKE THE GARBAGE OUT"
Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout
Would not take the garbage out! She'd pout.
And so it piled up to the ceilings;
It cracked the windows, riled dad's feelings.
The garbage rolled on down the hallways
It raised the roof, it broke the wallways.
It smelled so bad the neighbors bolted.
All their friends were sorely revolted.
Stouts were run out of town; house burned down.
Several other playful Geiger creations may be found here in his Poetry&Mathematics blog.