On February 12, 2011, this blog first offered poetry to celebrate Valentine's Day -- and there presented Hannah Stein's poem, "Loving a Mathematician." Please follow this link and enjoy!
A perfect way for math-fans to celebrate Valentine's Day is with some "poems of love and mathematics." Many such poems have been collected in the anthology, Strange Attractors: Poems of Love and Mathematics (AK Peters/CRC Pres, 2008), edited by Sarah Glaz and me. One of the classics included therein is as a long-loved sonnet by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) -- here are its opening lines:
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach . . .
Make time to celebrate love and mathematics! To find more verses SEARCH this blog using the term Valentine and scroll down through the variety of posts.