A Rubric on Rubik Cubics (1) by Claude Shannon
Strange imports come from Hungary:
Count Dracula, and ZsaZsa G.,
Now Erno Rubik's Magic Cube
For PhD or country rube.
This fiendish clever engineer
Entrapped the music of the sphere.
It's sphere on sphere in all 3D—
A kinematic symphony!
Ta! Ra! Ra! Boom De Ay!
One thousand bucks a day.
That's Rubik's cubic pay.
He drives a Chevrolet. (2)
Forty-three quintillion plus (3)
Problems Rubik posed for us.
Numbers of this awesome kind
Boggle even Sagan's mind. (4)
. . . Does poetic form interest you?
Consider the first 8 lines -- what are their syllable counts?
Their rhyming patterns? What about the next 4 lines? . . .
Go here for the rest of this fascinating poem . . .
Claude Shannon also is celebrated in this 2016 blog posting.