tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4963606970537776518.post3286157656599600901..comments2020-06-30T11:00:20.587-04:00Comments on Intersections -- Poetry with Mathematics: A Fractal PoemJoAnne Growneyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04654717097635624079noreply@blogger.comBlogger4125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4963606970537776518.post-26345072989020620222017-03-10T19:36:30.291-05:002017-03-10T19:36:30.291-05:00http://talkingwriting.com/david-morimoto-math-poet...http://talkingwriting.com/david-morimoto-math-poetryRandomWalkerhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14497174445251335087noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4963606970537776518.post-80986528918235802942015-01-04T22:08:30.060-05:002015-01-04T22:08:30.060-05:00I want to add a bit more about Adrian Morgan -- wh... I want to add a bit more about Adrian Morgan -- who offered a comment above. From Adelaide, Australia, Adrian has a website (at http://quidjfravzgembtchowlkspynx.com/), a blog (at http://outerhoard.wordpress.com/me-and-my-blog/) -- and<br />in this blog posting (at https://outerhoard.wordpress.com/2009/07/04/poetry-competitions-and-a-little-quantum/) we can learn about his and other poetry entries in a past competition entitled "How to Teach Physics to Your Dog." Enjoy!<br />JoAnne Growneyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04654717097635624079noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4963606970537776518.post-79186795403948785362015-01-03T11:01:58.226-05:002015-01-03T11:01:58.226-05:00Adrian --
I agree with your interpretation of Ridl...Adrian --<br />I agree with your interpretation of Ridl's poem. A fractal is suggested through nesting and revisitation but "poetic license" has also been used. JoAnne Growneyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04654717097635624079noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4963606970537776518.post-88020521839234115682015-01-03T10:58:40.873-05:002015-01-03T10:58:40.873-05:00Adrian Morgan left this comment -- but some keyboa...Adrian Morgan left this comment -- but some keyboard error of mine failed to publish it. And so I am copying and pasting here. Thanks, Adrian, for dropping by: <br /><br />Adrian Morgan has left a new comment on your post "A Fractal Poem": <br /><br />I haven't been able to find the fractal in this poem. I see a lot of nested subclauses and revisitation of themes, but I can't see a mathematical structure.<br /><br />Here is a different approach to fractal poetry: one that rhymes.<br /><br />This doggerel does not intend<br />To satisfy the reader's would<br />For art that is remotely good;<br />It will not serve to meet that end,<br />So don't imagine that it could.<br />But in its rhyming structure you<br />Might find, if you are able to,<br />A pattern to be understood<br />That's relevant to trees of wood<br />And clouds of water vapour, too -<br />The applications are not few -<br />For it possesses fractalhood.<br />Look closely, and you'll comprehend<br />The secret pattern, bad or good,<br />Which, if this text were longer, could<br />By iterative means extend.<br /><br />To generate the rhyming structure for this, I used an L-system defined on the positive integers with the rule "n -> n, n+1, n+1, n", and then arbitrarily mapped each integer to a rhyme. After one more iteration, the structure would be as follows:<br /><br />ABBA BCCB BCCB ABBA BCCB CDDC CDDC BCCB BCCB CDDC CDDC BCCB ABBA BCCB BCCB ABBA<br /><br />Writing *that* poem would not be easy! <br /><br />JoAnne Growneyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04654717097635624079noreply@blogger.com