Diane Hine

Silver Star - 4,112 Points (25 July 1956)

Mathematical Star Signs - Poem by Diane Hine

A Mass of Aries rams describes a Curl
Potentially connected to a Field
Some Fractal of Mechanics may unfurl
A Calculus of fuzzy-logic yield.

Quadratic Taurus bulls do not Equate
So don't get Knotted arguing the toss
Although with cows they'll gladly permutate
Inverting them with Product makes them Cross.

Most Geminis are tied in Causal Loop
Because their brains are Hypobolic Plot
So if you Add their salad to their soup
It anti-matters them and matters not.

Cancerians love Cartographic law
Their kind presents a Strange Attractor risk
But should their Bifurcations start to bore
They make delicious Metamathic bisque.

The Cumulative Frequency of Leos
Thrice multiplies their skill at Quantum Jump
But if they start to overRule your Peanos
Just poke them with a Compass in the rump.

Harmonic Virgos may be tempt to play
By flattery Tangented to their ear
'I love the Curve Elliptic of your sway
Thou art the Cuboid destined for my Sphere'.

X Librans makes a Quantity of prate
Now double it for Power Y to Zen
Subtracting Z produces vacillate
Divide by thumps to clear and start again.

Shy Scorpios in Logarithms hide
With Relativity which they embrace
They fly by taking Parabolic ride
With aliens from Fibonacci Space.

As Sagittarians Abstractly run
On no Account engage in Matrix dance
Whilst they may find it Exponential fun
You'll forfeit toes to their Kinetic prance.

To Orbifold a Capricorns Converse
Distract by 'citing enth- most place of Pi
But if the Complex Plane remains adverse
Contuse with Games of Cryptograph eye-spy.

Aquarians are Fluidly Inclined
To saying stupid things like 'catch a Wave'
Illogic'lly Entangled in the mind
Their Hemispheric Orbits won't behave.

The Roots of Pisceans obliquely Lie
Within an Escher Tesselated bowl
They're blessed with Countless Postulated fry
And Scaled with Quasicrystal fungal sole.

Note: Augustine(354-430 CE) wrote, 'The good christian should avoid mathematicians and all those who make empty prophecies. the danger already exists that mathematicians have made a covenant with the Devil to darken the spirit and to confine man in the bonds of Hell'

-but he was really talking about astrologers-

Comments about Mathematical Star Signs by Diane Hine

  • Silver Star - 4,117 Points Tanya Stewart-boateng (8/1/2015 10:37:00 AM)

    Love this poem. A wonderful poetic write on the zodiac and the signs temperaments. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 45,404 Points Valsa George (6/4/2015 6:45:00 AM)

    Your scientific and astronomical analysis of people under the different zodiac signs is just wonderful..... Though you have added little fiction and little humour, the mathematical validity of the poem cannot be questioned. I fall under Gemini and I like the stanza on Geminians the most....

    'Most Geminis are tied in Causal Loop
    Because their brains are Hypobolic Plot
    So if you Add their salad to their soup
    It anti-matters them and matters not'. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 72,031 Points Kelly Kurt (4/25/2015 8:51:00 PM)

    Some of the critics (below) obviously don't understand and so cannot appreciate the knowledge and intelligence required to write a piece of this depth. Though hardly a mathematician, I am a scientist, philosopher and astronomer at heart and in study, and a wannabe poet. This is going to my favorites. Thanks, Diane (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 37,566 Points Rajnish Manga (3/20/2015 1:21:00 AM)

    Though, I do not have much interest in astrology or the zodiac signs (or maths) , I enjoyed the poem for its authentic content and pleasure it offers to true lover of poetry. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 554 Points James Fitzpatrick (1/2/2015 7:59:00 PM)

    Well done in your research Diane I'm sure it took a lot out of you. Less rhyme more rhythm and your poetry could take off, the volume of work will be less too. Well done (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,262 Points Geetha Jayakumar (10/29/2014 10:34:00 AM)

    A Brilliant mathematical calculations on each stars signs.
    A wonderful touch of mathematics, science, and history of prediction by astrologers, give this poem a glowing touch to all stars.
    Above all the the superb vocabulary gives an everlasting touch.

    Beautiful Message cannot be ignored...
    Very true said, one should avoid empty prophecies, which can confine man in the bonds of Hell. Especially if prediction goes wrong, it can mentally disturb a person.

    Beautiful mathematical calculation on each stars. Let's enjoy each stars taking each of its characteristics lightly.
    Loved reading it. Thanks for sharing with us.

    Congrats! Well deserved poem of the day! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 54,968 Points Roseann Shawiak (10/1/2014 5:26:00 PM)

    Diane, I love how you utilized mathematics with astrology, great vocabulary too! Fantastic write. Many of my poems incorporate math, physics, etc. - I enjoy math and formulas, chemistry etc., so this poem gave me great pleasure in reading it! Thank you very much for sharing it. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 20,512 Points Daniel Brick (8/10/2014 9:01:00 PM)

    I'm just finishing writing a poem called SEVEN WINDOWS I'll post in a few days. I needed the name for a character you could call a villain and the name AUGUSTINE popped into my head. I once read his writings with the faith of a believer; now I see theologians like him as part of the problem. His condemnation of mathematicians (astrologers) is a case in point. Isn't God supposed to be the Judge of men? - BTW This is another perfected pitched poem. I love the flow of words and attitude. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 36,605 Points * Sunprincess * (3/26/2014 2:02:00 PM)

    ....an amazing and brilliant write...and I must ask is our destiny written in the stars...enjoyed this masterpiece... (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 943 Points Stephen W (3/20/2014 9:22:00 PM)

    You're not a mathematician by any chance? : -) Very entertaining, thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 18,468 Points Lyn Paul (3/20/2014 7:25:00 PM)

    Only a mathematical genius could piece these incredible words together. Original and this really displays your talent Diane. Thank You (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,816 Points Ramesh Rai (3/20/2014 11:54:00 AM)

    As Sagittarians Abstractly run
    On no Account engage in Matrix
    Whilst they may find it Exponential
    You'll forfeit toes to their Kinetic
    I like to add this poem. Thnx for share. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 279 Points Richard Lackman (3/20/2014 10:38:00 AM)

    What a great poem! Not an easy one to write. Your vocabulery in the poem is so diverse. Quite an achievement tomake it akk fit within your meter and rhyme.
    Dick Lackman (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,750 Points K.c. Ford (3/20/2014 5:11:00 AM)

    Excellent subject choice but failed for lack of simplicity. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 211 Points R.j. Wynn (6/18/2013 8:17:00 AM)

    I like the first stanza as it applies to me. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 415 Points Captain Cur (3/20/2013 2:50:00 PM)

    Existentially a paranormal perfect work
    full of whim and interplanetary talk.
    Loved your rendition of the twelve signs.
    Of course, I was born under the thirteenth. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,414 Points Leslie Philibert (3/20/2013 4:15:00 AM)

    I like this, but I think some of thre rhymes are very forced, with simplicity you could have got the message across (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 122 Points Doug Bentley (3/21/2012 7:10:00 PM)

    for welcoming all of us
    to the dawning of the age of aquarius.
    you're on my favorites list. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 10 Points J.b. Lebuert (3/20/2012 7:06:00 PM)

    You truly have a better mind than most - and have raised the poetry bar with this gem! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Neil Crawford (3/19/2012 2:32:00 PM)

    Wow - very clever and very amusing. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 1, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 20, 2012

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