Posts Tagged ‘circumference’

From Cocoon forth a Butterfly
As Lady from her Door
Emerged – a Summer Afternoon –
Repairing Everywhere-

Without Design – that I could trace
Except to stay abroad
On Miscellaneous Enterprise
The Clovers – understood –

Her pretty Parasol be seen
Contracting in a Field
Where Men made Hay –
The struggling hard
With an opposing Cloud –

Where Parties – Phantom as Herself –
To Nowhere – seemed to go
In purposeless Circumference –
As ’twere a Tropic Show –

And notwithstanding Bee – that worked –
And Flower – that zealous blew –
This Audience of Idleness
Disdained them, from the Sky –

Till Sundown crept – a steady Tide –
And Men that made the Hay –
And Afternoon – and Butterfly –
Extinguished – in the Sea –


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At Half past Three, a single Bird
Unto a silent Sky
Propounded but a single term
Of cautious melody. 

At Half past Four, Experiment
Had subjugated test
And lo, Her silver Principle
Supplanted all the rest. 

At Half past Seven, Element
Nor Implement, be seen –
And Place was where the Presence was
Circumference between.


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Sonnet 70 – Pi


…………3/14/15 at 9:26:53

Though not repeating in infinity,
This ratio: circumference
To its diameter, we all shall see,
A strand of pearls in all its elegance.

This year on three/fourteen, the hour nine,
Plus minutes – twenty six, and some ticks more:
Exactly fifty-three on down the line,
Will be a day of mathematics lore.

A Super Bowl, the Oscars, Nobel Prize –
That day will be the day to top all days.
Appearing to the number lover’s eyes,
A million dollar slot machine that pays.

Pi Day I’ll celebrate with pie, a slice –
Pecan or buttermilk would be quite nice.



© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2015.

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