## Friday, August 22, 2014

### Sarah

Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout
Would not take the garbage out! She'd pout.
And so it piled up to the ceilings;
It cracked the windows, riled dad's feelings.
The garbage rolled on down the hallways
It raised the roof, it broke the wallways.
It smelled so bad the neighbors bolted.
All their friends were sorely revolted.
Stouts were run out of  town; house burned down.

### Black Bart the P o 8

Black Bart the P o 8
Robbed Wells Fargo in Cal state
His lifestyle—his fate

Claimed his poetry
Not his robbery should have
Jailed him…snobbery
I was caught, jailed—served my time
Should've been for my rhyme not crime

(Form is Tanka)

### Haiku & Math too

Haiku is math too
5-7-5  -- Basho's norm
Two prime numbers -- form

## Thursday, August 21, 2014

### WACKY

Eager
wacky
feisty
sabotaging
pachisi
sagenesses by,

sanguinely,
cum
pacific
fables,

vain to hachured mean odiums'  mind.

Yawping,
let idiotisms
to habitual palaver
Xyster!

{A Mathematical Method:
•Choose the word length of the poem if wished.
•Generate that many random numbers using range 1-26 (letters in alphabet)
•Choose words such that each has the number of letters of one random number.
•The letter beginning the word should be the number of its place in the alphabet.
•Cast out the 9s on large numbers, e.g., 26 is 6+2=8. Few Z-words of 26 letters.
•Make the poem in the order the random numbers were generated or scramble them as pleases.
•Voila. }

### OBSERVATIONALLY*

Observationally,
preposterousness
habiting reconstructionists.

Observationally,
I cry, "Be quarrelsomenesses!"

Observationally,
Yakkers.

Symptomatologically,
Zaniness.

Decisively,
Babblement can aboon.

*Experiment. Words chosen by random numbers from position in the alphabet. Hard.

### NAUTILUS

Nautilus, chambered.
Mathematics? Not really.
By nature only.

Smells more like…
Ah…normal distribution
(Of golden spirals).

You could look it up.
FIBONACCI? Not really.
Logarithmic coil?

Not exactly. Else
One or the other would fit.
Only nature fits.

### EXCEEDING

Exceeding
speeding
vehicle
in
rushhour—
Now
in
gut
he's
feeling,
aspiring—
Full
roarings,
pumping
of
in
blood—
Perilous
heart

Math/Poetry
9, 8, 7, 11, 8, 3, 11, 3, 12, 7, 8, 13, 8, 7, 2, 9, 11, 5, 8, 5
Letters in each word chosen from random numbers, in order, left to right.

### A GOOD BOY

RLS Mark II - A Good Boy Grown*

Woke before morning, happy all day,
Never said an ugly word,  smiled - played
And now the sun goes down -hovers low
And I'm quite content, for I do know -
That morning shall see the sun arise
No bad dream shall fright my mind, or eyes
Sleep holds me tight no tossing - turning
Wake - refreshed - wash, shave, eat - but knowing
Work is play - feeds my tribe a-growing*

*From Robert Louis Stevenson's "A Good Boy"
- - Mathematics&Poetry - based on a mathematical square: the number of syllables in a line equals the number of lines.

### ATHEIST

ATHEIST*

What is truth?

Atheism is poor, bereft— then Atheism is poor, bereft if God denied

Holy Trinity denied

Atheism is poor, bereft if Jesus denied

God denied —then God denied

Atheism is poor, bereft— then God denied

Holy Ghost denied

Atheism is poor, bereft if God denied

Jesus denied

Atheism is poor, bereft— then Atheism is poor, bereft

God denied

Atheism is poor, bereft

*Mathematics&Poetry—based on the fundamental theorem of arithmetic.

### Cosmology

COSMOLOGY III

How can there be - anything?

Everything from nothing then everything from nothing if in the beginning was the Word

The Immense Hadron Collider has found Higgs

Everything from nothing if gravity waves observed

In the beginning was the Word then everything from nothing

Everything from nothing then in the beginning was the Word

The Higgs Boson lives

Everything from nothing if
in the beginning was the Word

Gravity waves observed

Everything from nothing then
Everything from nothing

In the beginning was the Word

Everything from nothing

### Carl Andre Sampler

Carl Andre - A Sampler*

Convex Pyramide

Carl Andre if Carl Andre then Trabum (1972)

Sculptor - Minimalist then Sculptor - Minimalist if Carl Andre

Carl Andre then The Way, North, East, South, West (1972)

Still Blue Range (1989) then Still Blue Range (1989)

Carl Andre if Carl Andre then Carl Andre then Sculptor - Minimalist

Magnesium Squares

Carl Andre then Copper Galaxy

Sculptor - Minimalist then Trabum (1972)

Carl Andre then Carl Andre then Still Blue Range (1989)

Sum Roma (1997)

Carl Andre then Sculptor - Minimalist if Carl Andre

Equivalent VIII (1966-1969)

Carl Andre if Carl Andre if Carl Andre

Sculptor - Minimalist then Still Blue Range (1989)

Carl Andre then Trabum (1972)

The Way, North, East, South, West (1972)

Carl Andre if Carl Andre then Sculptor - Minimalist

Copper Galaxy

Carl Andre then Still Blue Range (1989)

Sculptor - Minimalist if Carl Andre

Carl Andre if Sculptor - Minimalist

Trabum (1972)

Carl Andre then Sculptor - Minimalist

Still Blue Range (1989)

Carl Andre if Carl Andre

Sculptor - Minimalist

Carl Andre

*Googling each prime numbered line leads on and on into Carl Andre's life work.
Mathematics&Poetry—based on the fundamental theorem of arithmetic.

## Saturday, August 16, 2014

### The Shasta Daisy

One
plant,
Shasta
Daisy, owns
such easy beauty—
belies it's enduring nature.

Needs no coddling; infiltrates, sprouts boldly year on year.

Tall, erect, flaunts pure white petals around a golden center; resists hungry insects.

Wizard of plants, Luther Burbank, absorbed fifteen years to make the purest white color he loved; breeding, crossing, combining four— perfection.

Bend down— look: brilliant white petals, neon yellow center in a spiral nautilus whorl, all on a stout green stalk. How many petals? A perfect thirty four?  She loves me, she loves me not—count for yourself. Maybe average.

*Mathematics&Poetry—based on the FIBONACCI sequence.

### Godfrey G. G. Gore

W. B. Rands [Square]—a shorter Victorian moral

Godfrey Gordon Gustavus Gore—
Was a boy who wouldn’t shut a door!
Winter came in that year of yore-
Sleet blew in and covered the floor.
Summer came with its bugs galore—
Flies and gnats, cicadas and more.
At last his parents, irked full sore,
Shipped him away to Baltimore.

*Mathematics&Poetry—based on a mathematical square: the number of syllables in a line equals the number of lines.