I was inspired by this post at Algebra of Owls poetry magazine, to write a little poem.
Predictably, I suppose, he finds himself inundated with Owl Poems.
So I thought I might write an Algebra Poem… but not submit it since to do so might cause some sort of meltdown or, worse still, set a precedent.
So here is my little Algebra Poem, which I decided to call Dear Genius:
I am the x of you and you the y
You are the y of me and I the z
You the √ of me – as I of you.
I ± you, you ± me
You the ≡ of me and I of you.
Truth to tell, Dear Genius, we
Are versions of ∞
2 always meant be as 1
Never ÷ meant to be
But there you are…
And here am I…
With any luck this post will triple my ‘traffic’ since Mathematicians and Algebraists from all corners of the globe – if a globe can said to be have corners, mathematically speaking – may feel compelled to visit to tell me I got the symbols wrong.