Sunday, January 30, 2011

there is such a thing as ugly



for M. D. F.

there is such a thing as ugly
mathematics, finance
for instance:

tax and dredge the headstrong
& whimsical alike. a routine
toll.

but you, my paramour,
are magnificent— loveliness
beyond algebraic form.

impossibly seductive
while measurably imprecise
in your affairs you whisper
inappropriate.

8 comments:

Old 333 said...
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Old 333 said...

Lovely! Reminded me of this old favourite - thanks for the poem and hope you enjoy!

Peter

Wine and Words said...

Ha! Love that last line. They say beauty is math...the measurements between eyes, in relation to mouth, etc., etc. But I once took a photo of myself and put two of the same halves together to see what perfect symmetry would look like on me. You've seen Planet Of The Apes? Well...there you have it.

Noxalio said...

PG, i loved "The inverse of my verse, a null domain." ... in fact all of it ... thank you for the pointer!!

Noxalio said...

Annie, i tweaked this a bit ... hmmm, i don't know ... i think it'll stay this way (for now) ...

Shadow said...

now i have absolutely no head for maths, but am told that music is maths, which i have a head for. people are perfectly imperfect. and that too is maths. isn't it. who knows. and when love strikes, it strikes, and i don't need maths to figure out what to do. all i need to do is feel. and what am i saying? clueless, actually. forgive me, it's monday afternoon, brain-deadedness has set in, heee heee heeee

Wine and Words said...

'Tis yours to tweek, but I liked the original. Thought it could have rested well...as it was.

Noxalio said...

Shadow, you are a musician? do you have your music anywhere on the Internet? i think i'd seen a photo of you on a drum set ...

yes, music is in fact math in some ways but as you say, feeling and sentiment is what we breathe into both of them (or conversely inhale and subsequently be touched by) ...

and then love ... who can say what that is, eh? neither math nor music have adequate explanation for IT, as i suspect that's how it should be ... not needing explanation since it's not a matter for the mind ...