Monday, February 23, 2009


My math teacher, a frail young man,
Excitable, with frothy lips,
(Who somehow ran triathlons)
Said, "certain proofs are elegant."
We chuckled at his choice of words,
But now I understand his folly.

Elegance means grace in motion,
Music playing out of doors.
But numbers too can grace us,
Lassoed by dextrous minds. 
The answer's often spoken for,
What else but to groom the route?