# Math Is Poetry

For me poetry is math

And math is poetry.

For mystery lies in math

And poetry leads to mystery.

I find a factor tree as beautiful

As the Champak in my courtyard.

The alligation mixture simply blows

My mind as a metaphor or a ballad.

Geometry has modified

My experience as a poet

As shapes have come into my poetry

And poetic lines in my teaching of math.

Math is a game of numbers

And poetry that of words

Equations are nothing but metaphors

Images are probabilities of playing cards.

A poet says one thing, but

A reader thinks more.

As a circle on the blackboard

Is a zero to one and world to another.

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