I'm thinking of those graphs we anxiously scan each day
carry news of infection's spread, asking if we
will find death stalking our neighborhoods . . .
Chapman's complete poem is available here.
Also in this current issue of the Intelligencer is an article by mathematician-poet Sarah Glaz entitled "Enheduanna: Princess, Priestess, Poet, and Mathematician" -- Glaz article contains some of the ancient scholar's math-poetry -- and is available here. And below I offer, from Glaz's article, several lines from Enheduanna's poem, "Temple Hymn 42."
|From Eneheudanna's "Temple Hymn 42" (found here)|
Still more math-poetry in the current Intelligencer is found in an article by Emily Grosholz and Edward Rothstein, "Figures of Speech, Figures of Thought" -- which contains Grosholz' villanelle, "Holding Pattern" (also featured in a posting in this blog last October).