Belated Tuesday Poem: (maths haiku)

February 14, 2014

Slow fern uncurling
one two three five eight thirteen
Fibonacci green

P.S. Cottier

I am innumerate, but there is a poem about patterns in mathematics reflected (or enacted) in living things.

Next week I promise you a poem about algorithms.*

*The word ‘promise’ is written with fingers crossed. That makes typing difficult.

Click this feather, which no doubt can be read in a mathematical way, and see what the more punctual Tuesday Poets have been doing:
Tuesday Poem

9 Responses to “Belated Tuesday Poem: (maths haiku)”

  1. Norah said

    I love Fibonacci numbers. I love poetry and haiku. What a beautiful combination! Is that an algorithm in itself? I look forward to next week’s addition.

  2. I love this combination too! And there is a whole school of Fibonacci poetry, with its own journal:

  3. pscottier said

    Thank you Norah and Tim!

    I had no idea this was a thing, Tim. I will check out the journal.

    Norah, I don’t think my skills run to algorithms…I really stopped maths in year 9, apart from an embarrassing subject called Survival Maths.

  4. I am with you on the maths. I had to take a here 12 Maths studies class yesterday and the last time I remember doing anything in maths Studies was year 12. Which is so long ago I don’t want to think about it. But I like the haiku enough to get me over my fear of maths

  5. pscottier said

    Oh well, it could have been an equation…

  6. I like that you can type with fingers crossed! Talent!

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