From Larry Lesser, a professor at The University of Texas at El Paso (a researcher in math education) and a poet and songwriter and friend, today's poem offers a thoughtful reflection on the properties of a snowflake--and the fragility of thought and weather patterns. But first (and also from Lesser), here's a clever "2019" stanza (in which each line has the number of syllables of the corresponding digit in that year):
sometimes the strongest thing we can say.
SNOWFLAKE by Lawrence Mark Lesser
‘‘no two alike’’,
‘‘not too alike’’.
by endless boundary
whose dimension is not one, yet
not two, triggering
‘‘fragile’’ in the
climate we have
I found Lesser's "Snowflake" here in The Mathematical Intelligencer 40, 81 (2018) -- and many examples of his work have appeared in earlier postings in this blog; here are links.