Guillevic’s Geometries

A neat little book of poetry that I ordered a few days ago arrived today: Guillevic’s Geometries. I found out about it from a post in one of my favorite math blogs, yofx. Guillevic’s poetry is playful, yet understated. Who knew simple Euclidean forms were so profound? Here’s a nice example:

Tangent

I will only touch you once.

And it will only be in passing.

 

No use calling me back,

No use reminding.

 

You will have plenty of time

To rehearse and remember

This moment,

 

To convince yourself

We’ll never part.

 

 

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