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Diane Hine

(25 July 1956)

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Mathematical Star Signs


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-

Submitted: Thursday, March 01, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, March 20, 2012

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  • 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

  • * 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

  • Stephen W (3/20/2014 9:22:00 PM)

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

  • 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

  • Ramesh Rai (3/20/2014 11:54:00 AM)

    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.
    I like to add this poem. Thnx for share. (Report) Reply

  • Richard Lackman (3/20/2014 10:38:00 AM)

    Diane,
    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Doug Bentley (3/21/2012 7:10:00 PM)

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

  • 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

  • Patti Masterman (3/14/2012 9:20:00 PM)

    There's so much genius in here, but that quote at the end made my day, too. Only a very well integrated brain could have come up with this masterpiece. (smile) (Report) Reply

  • Martin O'Neill (3/2/2012 6:43:00 PM)

    Oh my God! I haven't laughed so much for ages. This is a delight!
    Thank you so much for this, I am going to print it out and post on the wall where I am working.
    I'm an engineer and this will find an appreciative audience where I work. (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (3/2/2012 5:09:00 AM)

    Wow, Diane, mind-boggling. Mathematics was never my subject, but I used to be into Astrology many years ago. You are obviously a very learn`ed person! ! (Report) Reply

  • Danny Draper (3/1/2012 9:26:00 PM)

    This is brilliant. You are not only a great poet but also a scientifically and mathematically trained one, methinks.

    Was it not Aristotle that said, 'God created the Universe with love and mathematics'. (Report) Reply

  • Danny Draper (3/1/2012 9:23:00 PM)

    This is brilliant. I could never come up with this because you already have, too late. But perhaps in a parallell or parallelogram universe or 50...

    By the way I'm cancerian and not sure of being in flavoursome hot water, seems way too similar to my life.

    You are not only a great poet but a matematical and scientifically trained one.

    Also I think it was Aristotle that said, 'God made the Universe with love and mathematics' (Report) Reply

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