Jennifer Pazour is a professor the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer Polytecnic Institute and is, like me, a blogger. Recently I discovered in her blog this 2014 posting that modifies a description of poetry by poet Geoffrey Orr to compare poetry with mathematical modelling. First, a brief poem that for me illustrates the mathematical nature of the poetry of Orr -- followed by Pazour's poetry-math-modeling comparison.
Manhattan Island Poem by Gregory Orr
Thin river woman with a concrete star
wedged in her ear. I wrap
a blue scarf of old movies around my eyes.
At night I am a jar of fireflies dying. found at PoemHunter.com
From Pazour's blog: