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Secret Life of Geometry

Updated on February 13, 2017
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Poetry is the food of the soul. It's my greatest contribution to the world and an area I can always grow.

Elliptical references of circles long since abandoned

An unfortunate lengthening; reshaping, morphing

The weight of waiting settled on the circumference

Pressure redistributing the radial vectors

Supportive spokes reduced to focus points

Rectangles reminisce of their former squares

When equality was a side by side by side by side event

Cubist aficionados weary from an elongating parallelogram

Lengths meant for stacking, building, surrounding

Graphs unsupported in their framework by design

Angles aplenty, but jangled and tangled

Isosceles, scalene, obtuse, and so very few rights

Equilaterally reminiscent along the square template

Side, side, side, and nothing more to be counted

Acutely covering the remainder, yet so often wrong

Pentagonal dieting with trapezoidal goals

Instability a trapezium of non-conformity

Point pinching a method of creation

Squares under the microscope revealed

Rhombus, rhomboid, parallelogram kite

One dimensional platform where flat remains flat

Ignorance without purpose or lack of understanding

Cubes and cones, prisms and spheres, and cylinders

Origami the new interpretation as we plan

Observations of that which was uncovered

The dark side of the moon representative

What’s hiding behind the silence of the sphere?

Or painted on the reverse of the cube?

The slope of the pyramid triangulates

Forward and upward the indicated direction

Constructive connectivity through geometry

Expanding on simplicity, revealing complexities

Softening analytically while introducing technicalities

What it is that should be, of what we shouldn’t see

Arrangements no longer linearly or scholarly

Questioning the volumes, lengths, and areas

Euclidean practicality chaotically disrupted

What appears current, but an ocular myth

Everything in sight determined previously

Yet the shortfall always nearing infinity


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    Ann Carr 12 months ago from SW England

    Wow! My mind is reeling! Great piece. You've reminded me how much of a mystery Maths was to me when at school (it's not much better now!). Strangely, though, geometry was much easier to understand than algebra - I'm a visual learner, you see. Most of the time I stuck to languages but I did enjoy some Maths when we had an enlightened teacher.

    This was fun!


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    Gypsy Rose Lee 13 months ago from Riga, Latvia

    Now with your poetic creativity I could say you could have made geometry a subject of interest for me at school.

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    Ralph Schwartz 13 months ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

    touché Jim...quite a linear response, algebraically speaking of course

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    FitnezzJim 13 months ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

    Zero an eigenvalue and all becomes a shadow of its former self.

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    whonunuwho 13 months ago from United States

    Ralph, you have written an engaging piece here and is most interesting. It really makes you think about the true meanings of geometry and its complicated characteristics. Thank you for the food for thought, my friend. whonu