In Mathematicks he was greater
Than Tycho Brahe or Erra Pater:
For he, by geometrick scale,
Could take the size of pots of ale;
Resolve, by sines and tangents, straight,
If bread or butter wanted weight;
And wisely tell what hour o' th' day
The clock does strike by algebra.
The illustration requires no explanation.
It shows clearly how the three circles may
be drawn so that every cat has a separate
enclosure, and cannot approach another
cat without crossing a line.
PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK
AMUSEMENTS IN MATHEMATICS
What does it cost to pay
What’s the price
paid for aim
How much for awareness?
For good intentions
A free lunch?
This 10 cat Venn Diagram set
relationship has caught my eye.
I’ve been staring at a few days,
paying it some efficient attention.
At what cost?
At what benefit?
I’m banking it will yield as much
as tea leaves, I-Ching, bible pages,
a lucky dip into Koran or radio
music snapped on while driving to
the next song will be played for
my ears only if I listen hard.
I give it that much.
I’m counting on it.
The parking lot trees now that leaves
are down have that same common sense:
a structural yield generated against
confederate colors of early morning
(only Gary Hawkins on the floor)
in between branching oaks,
poplar and pine needles.
Categories of blue & grey
and their interface. Cost/ benefit
analysis separating what’s in, what’s
out, what’s the relationship of in & out,
figure and background & who says which
& what does it cost to be accountable,