Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Love, marriage, and number . . .

     Australian poet Richard Scutter has online collection of his own poems (this link leads to a chronological listing) and of favorite poems (go to this link and scroll down) by himself and others.  Here are samples:

        Marriage Mathematics

        each one bending
        to a heavenly plus
        couple greater value
                   1 + 1 = 3 + ...      

         ... and serious if a series starts
        but the minus of hell
        when one leaves  
                   2 – 1 = 0                          

a stanza from One and Zero:

 . . . while ZERO is a nothing number
        circling itself in endless chase
        seeking a change in direction
        like a snake swallowing it’s own tail
        or an open mouth speechless                         Find the entire poem here.

On this page, Scutter offers links to many more poems (most by poets other than himself -- and a few of them mathematical).  For example, "Love's Arithmetic" by Catullus and his own "Christmas Day:  A Fibonacci Poem."

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