Diane Hine

Silver Star - 4,143 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

  • William F. Dougherty (5/23/2017 7:32:00 PM)

    To down-under from up-here: Marvel in surprise at referential wit in all its nuances. I've been away and recuperating for a long spell. (Report) Reply

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  • (11/23/2016 11:00:00 AM)

    Rythms and Logarithms
    Hi Ms Diane,

    Very Interesting poem. True, astrologers have blackened the face of earth, so you could evade them. But I need not; for I am not a christian (Hahaha!) . Are you?

    And I loved reading the mathematical signs built into the poem, with those from the fuzzy logic of illogical astrology. Marvelous.100+
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  • Susan Williams (3/25/2016 11:40:00 PM)

    Congratulations on Poem of the Day. This was an intriguing piece of writing (Report) Reply

  • (3/25/2016 11:23:00 PM)

    Heartiest Congratulations on Poem od the Day as also superb imagery that has envisioned such a brilliant piece. (Report) Reply

  • (3/25/2016 10:15:00 AM)

    Though poem is found to be tough to understand I liked the rhyme and word power it gives. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (3/25/2016 10:07:00 AM)

    The poet seems to have an amazing knowledge of astrology but what attracts the attention of an avid reader of poetry is its rhyme, narrative and great poetic beauty. Thanks, Diane. (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (3/25/2016 9:36:00 AM)

    This is a masterpiece, Diane. Your intelligence is certainly showing here. My favorite verse is this one:
    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.
    Congratulations on having it selected as poem of the day!
    (Report) Reply

  • Akachukwu Lekwauwa (3/25/2016 4:33:00 AM)

    their is no sphere which poetry cannot reach. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (3/25/2016 4:23:00 AM)

    Eye-spy! ! Nice piece of work. (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (3/25/2016 1:54:00 AM)

    Congrats, Diane. As mentioned below, great poem (Report) Reply

  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (3/15/2016 8:04:00 AM)

    Verily , you seem to possess a good knowledge of the zodiac and numerology , I too possess it and in my early youth I was mad after it but later I realised that faith in God is the greatest of all. Loved reading and commenting (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (2/15/2016 9:36:00 AM)

    Logic! ! With the ways of nature. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • (1/21/2016 10:08:00 AM)

    This is a profound poem, I am still trying to comprehend all of the symbols and metaphors. (Report) Reply

  • (8/1/2015 10:37:00 AM)

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • (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

  • 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

  • (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

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 1, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 20, 2012

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