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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Please remove my letters from your numbers?

 

I was cool with math until they started trying to make it a mystery novel by adding my beautiful alphabetic characters. When my professor ask me what the function of "x" was. I told him it was the end-mark of "fox, box, and chicken-pox." It is also the bookends of "Xerox," and "Xanax." Is the starting point for "X-ray" and "Xylophone." And the midpoint of "axe" and "Sixer." He was not as amused as was the class. Needless to say, "I failed math, but aced literature."



You've mixed my letters
into your soup of numbers
I believe that qualifies
as a literary blunder.



The only line affected
by the function of "x" or "y"
Is the spelling of my word
not a dot on a line.



Please take your numbers
that flow not together
Leave my elegant letters
to form and dance forever.



1 + 1 = 2
That will always be the rule.
Any that claims the contrary
I might label a fool.



How dare you ever say,
"1 + 1 = B."
How can you mix the beauty
of letters with crude numerology?



© Jan 2, 2014 ~ DBC, Duke of the Arctic




NOTE: photo a random internet find and words just a prod of jest toward math.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE IT!!!!! AM GLAD TO HAVE FOUND "DUKE OF HE ARTIC." LIKE MINDS THINK ALIKE. NO BP THOUGHT HERE. YOU KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT...

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