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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Sonnet CXXXVIII

What use have I for polynomials?
Will I go to a grocery store one day
and simplify a polynomial?
Or maybe rational expressions? Say,
“I’ll simplify and state restrictions!” - lull
the poor cashiers to sleep; make others pray
I’d never put those things inside my skull?
Oh, how may functions help me everyday?

Of course they do - in ways I fail to see -
but now, I drudge through math as it were mud.
It isn’t even art, so bare and free -
but even art has purpose, one might add:
to entertain with skill aesthetically;
to bring us bliss when functions make us mad.

2 comments:

  1. oh my goodness, how many sonnets can you write in one day? This one's funny, and i know what you mean :P Although about the art thing, some people (myself included)think that a well written math solution is as beautiful as a work of art :)

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