I know ... it just makes sense in my own mind ...


Chromaticity

Chromaticity today my little lambs:
Who can explain the Four-Color Map Theorem?

Admit it, you've never seen such beautiful shapes.

She bisects the night,
places the stars into their quadrants
Dispels from the earth the anvils and weevil and fish,
and the weeping floor of the world.

The horrible barking dogs--banished.
Divide right, bisect left, forward march
so they are only barking heads.
Nothing to fear.

Remote elongated parallelograms
The world, the known world, predicted,
color-keyed; friendly maps, smiling guides,
nothing to fear now.
~Ashe




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Written on 2014-04-28 at 16:05

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2017-11-27


one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
It makes sense to me as well. Perfectly.

The theorems and proofs of geometry, and the structure of poetry and music have kept my mind from becoming totally unhinged.

"Dispels from the earth the anvils and weevil and fish,
and the weeping floor of the world.

The horrible barking dogs--banished."

Perfect.

Thoughts I share, lying many nights awake, wishing to cut the dangling threads from life. My soul seems to quake when confronted with chaos and disorder. Coloring maps of the world in grade school, using four colored pencils, was soothing and pleasing and right, in a way that I've forgotten.

This is so close to my way of thinking that it's spooky.

Lynn
2015-01-13



It makes perfect sense. Nice.
2014-04-30


F.i.in.e Moods The PoetBay support member heart!
I take my own meaning and I loved it! I liked it all of course but stanza 3 is the one that struck me the most. Excellent writing for one's imagination, thoroughly enjoyed.
2014-04-29


melanie sue
Definitely trippy....I like it!
2014-04-28


Nabeela Altaf
She bisects the night,
places the stars into their quadrants
Dispels from the earth the anvils and weevil and fish,
and the weeping floor of the world- This was so well put.
2014-04-28


Rob Graber
Ah yes, math and science can cause anxiety; but they can quell it too. Sometimes I wonder if we humans can do anything at all that is not to some extent an effort to overcome the infantile helplessness with which we enter the world, and which remains with us as long as we live.
2014-04-28