April celebrates National Poetry Month and
National Mathematics-Statistics Awareness MonthOne of the sad similarities between mathematics and poetry is that both are subjects many people dislike -- with reasons such as "I'm lousy at ___" or "I don't get it" or "It's stupid -- who needs it?" Lots of us are trying to change that.
The title for this posting is the opening line of "Poetry" by Marianne Moore (1887-1972) -- and the poem goes on like this:
I, too, dislike it.
Reading it, however, with a perfect contempt for it, one discovers in
it, after all, a place for the genuine.
Allow yourself to look for the special, to find it.
Celebrate the genuine in poetry and in mathematics.