Monday, October 22, 2018

Describing a scene with numbers

     Lana Hechtman Ayers is a versatile and accomplished poet who also has a degree in mathematics --  in her poem below, she paints a picture with numbers.

       Algebra     by Lana Hechtman Ayers

       4 women
       of 3 generations
       are walking along
       2nd Street together
       in the rain
       without any number
       of umbrellas.

       There is 1
       red rose
       in full bloom
       by a blue mailbox
       at the corner of 5th Ave.
       The crosswalk light
       is yellow.

       It is 6 PM
       August 7th.
       For how long
       do these 4 women
       to inhale the smell?

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