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There are Things Much More Wonderful than Plain Mathematics

A Silly Poem

By M. Rigby BaringtonPublished 6 months ago 1 min read
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I’ve never cared for numbers

Equations or division

Deciding not to like these things

Was not a hard decision—

Why would one ever want to

Study quadratics

When there are things much

more wonderful than plain mathematics?

Take for example a hummingbird wing

Rippling with many mini muscles

under minute avian skin— what a thing!

What a thing! What a curious thing!

Mathematics could never capture this feeling.

Or if it’s more up your alley, a trumpet of brass

That can play notes high and low

I’ve heard it said that musicians are gifted

In music, where does mathematics go?

Even the very beauty

Of a warm summer’s afternoon

Is matched not by fractions,

Or formulas of any sort—

But by the world around us both,

And the feeling of being warm.

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About the Creator

M. Rigby Barington

A young wannabe wordsmith. Poems and tales.

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  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarran6 months ago

    Lol, this was a fun one! Loved your poem!

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