Friday, February 02, 2007

Infinity Equals ...

The Poetry Thursday headmistresses set us some homework this week. Our task was to use a maths equation in a poem. My imagination was captured by the possibilities, and it's been a long couple of days waiting for the Thursday prompt to post.

Let Infinity Equal
Let infinity equal
all individual human genes,
a struggling mass of start
and end points.
Male plus female equals
Darwinian advantage or
hidden inheritance
emerging in the
casual slip of
wasting muscle.

Let infinity equal
an array of possibilities,
the promise of
a cell dividing.
Where human is not
yet God, no genome
project yet calculating
all human weakness into
plus or minus,
we go blindly into
the biological soup of
mathematical equation.


gautami tripathy said...

That is the DNA of mathematics..:D

Better late than never...

Straight Curves.

Crafty Green Poet said...

or the mathematics of DNA....

Liza Lee Miller said...

I like it!