from The Marriage of Myia & Milo by Rosanna Iembo
A marriage, a marriage,
Myia, the daughter of Pythagoras and Theanò,
marries Milo, the legendary athlete.
And to the marriage
even the stranger was invited
because nobody was excluded
in that ancient polis
where Pythagoras founded a School.
The School of Science and Knowledge,
The School of Respect and Loyalty
And among the desks of that great School
even women were admitted.
music and mathematics
cosmology and medicine
and talked about philosophy.
. . .
And so Myia after the wedding,
continued her work
between music and mathematics.
Very great was her knowledge
and even greater her elegance.
. . .
At this link is an article that tells of the well-deserved recognition Iembo has earned for her interdisciplinary activity.
The 2018 Joint Mathematics Meetings are being held this week, January 10-13, 1018, in San Diego. No poetry reading is on the schedule but some of the poets have been chatting about getting together informally. Here is a link to several postings in this blog about previous JMM readings.