NaPoWriMo day 12

you know that marianne moore would have loved this modern daily blogging of poetry stuff. this NaPoWrIMo challenge.  she would have been right there, blogging away, posting her poems like the rest of us.  


(marianne moore)


 math in nature?   this is ridiculous

the most mathematically

            perfect creek

                                    can be changed by a

swift sudden influx

            of summer rain, mindless of

                        sticks or bricks.

            we measure miles, count acres, post signs

to let others know not to

            walk our land.

                                    geometry tells

us that there are lines

            cross-crissing everywhere.

                        still, shifting sands

            gravel, sticks & stones, are all washed away

by the movement of

            spring snow, ice jams

                                    so that the stream one

wants to fish one day

            is somewhere else –

                        thanks to the broken dam.

math in nature?  science yes, but no math.

no measure or control of nature’s path.


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