an ordered pair forms

rational numbers intersect

coefficients affine

though defined mapping

requires balance

on both sides

of the math

decisions are plotted

with curving precision

intercepting confidence

converse

and respecting

lines

follow

a logical

sequence

of steps

enlisted

statistics predict

in weighted degrees

we reason between

two complex expressions

and our convergence of dots

on the graph

As a poet and a statistician, I absolutely loved this.

it thrills me to hear this Buddah. I adore math…and poetry.

thanks so much for taking the time to read and comment. much appreciated.

You definately are an expert craftsman with the words…you weave them with silver threads across the tapestry of your page! Gotta love these lines:

“decisions are plotted

with curving precision

intercepting confidence

converse

and respecting”

Kudos,

Roger ☺

thanks Roger, so happy you liked it!

The math of poetry moving them as one, very nicely done!

indeed! thanks Pat for taking the time to read and comment.

I am not a mathematician by any stretch of the imagination—rather, a musician–but being a musician I love the symmetry expressed here–Lovely, lovely piece!

thank you Audrey…music and math very closely related I think. I’ve read research that inidcates children who take music lessons do better in math.

Oh my gosh, I have to get my daughter started with piano lessons immediately! We have quite a rough time with math.

yes Shawna…my daughter has taken them for years!

LOVE this! Especially those steppy lines. 🙂 Delighted to find I’m not the only one who likes to merge math and phrase. Mine this week did, also. 😉

thanks for stopping by De…. eager to get a look at your poem this week.

why couldnt you teach me math? ha…really nicely done….and even though technical in terms they do tell a story…to me this speaks of the relation of things…or people

ha! I actually worked in the math lab all through college tutoring algebra. loved it. big time math nerd. only student in my college algebra class to get 100% of the possible points in the class. (pardon the shameless bragging). Glad you could see that this isn’t really about math at all though Brian…as always, appreciate the visit and your comments.

Well done and clever.

thanks for stopping by Madeline 🙂

Really like the math used as metaphor for a relationship, especially

“..defined mapping

requires balance

on both sides”

Seems balance is always a most important factor.

Very clever write, Christi. Nicely penned!

thanks so much Ginny, glad you liked this.

excellent work & a beautiful show of restraint.

thank you David, appreciate the comments.

this is great christi..there seems to be math behind almost everything…including music and what we call love…we don’t see it usually…thanks for balancing the algorithm for us…

thanks for stopping by Claudia. really appreciate you taking the time to read and comment 🙂

“what we call love” … excellent words

How creative to weave math and poetry…I do work with numbers the whole day so I can appreciate the need for logical sequence and rational decisions. But the final take and muddled lines don’t necessarily end up in a “rational” decision ~

Fine writing ~

You have made a sensuality within this that I found very compelling, wonderfully penned! ~ Rose

thanks Rose– glad you stopped by 🙂

Love it!

What an interesting metaphor for love, trying to force it into a formula of logic, balance, and rules—impossible for such a thing as emotion. Surely the speaker knows her attempts at organizing feelings will be futile. If this algorithm does work, this

orderedpair, it is assuredly a boring match. But I can appreciate the idea of a balanced partnership, a committed long-term love that works from day to day, year to year, sticking with the formula, perhaps adjusting it at times to keep things balanced.I love “coefficients affine”! Excellent “parallel.” 🙂

“curving precision” … another great phrase

“we reason between

two complex expressions

and our convergence of dots” … working out what is difficult to understand, our differences and would-be disagreements, with reason and control … focusing on our commonalities, our crossover

What I see here is a relationship that appears to work … on the page; the graph emerges, correct and precise … but something is missing. Beneath the graph paper, the equation is all wrong. Yet the speaker is sticking with the formula, focusing on what

shouldwork … until itdoeswork.This is

reallove poetry rather than infatuation poetry.I really like the sound of this piece, the rhyming and alliteration:

“ordered,” “forms”

“affine,” “defined,” “sides”

“mapping,” “balance,” “math”

“decision,” “precision”

“intercepting,” “respecting”

“curving,” “confidence,” “converse”

“enlisted,” “statistics,” “predict” … love this

“degrees,” “reason,” “between”

“complex,” “expressions”

Quite brilliant, Christi. You are extremely talented.