Numerical Knitting

February 2, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — by bethc @ 10:32 am

Turns out today is the Blogger (Silent) Poetry Reading. Info here and here. I can’t find any of my actual favorites at the moment so leave you with a few topical poems found here.

By Michael Steuben

You are the fairest of your sex,
Let me be your hero,
I love you as one over x,
As x approaches zero.

The Mobius Strip
A mathematician confided
That a Mobius band is one-sided.
And you’ll get quite a laugh
If you cut it in half,
For it stays in one piece when divided.

A Ratio in Rhyme

This poem was written by Leigh Mercer and published in Games magazine:

Or for those who have trouble with the poem:

A Dozen, a Gross and a Score,
plus three times the square root of four,
divided by seven,
plus five times eleven,
equals nine squared and not a bit more.

Hope you enjoy!


  1. math geek that I am, I enjoyed the Ratio in Rhyme.

    Comment by judy — February 2, 2007 @ 5:46 pm |Reply

  2. I love the Ratio in Rhyme. I am sending it to my father. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    Comment by Amber — February 5, 2007 @ 10:53 am |Reply

  3. Beth,

    That poem is so unbelievably perfect for my super math geek husband!! I’m sending it to him immediately.

    I don’t think I ever thanked you for the nice comments on my blog re: my pregnancy worries. Thank you.

    Take care,

    Comment by Knitdds — February 5, 2007 @ 7:00 pm |Reply

  4. This is perfect! I will have to share this Ratio in Rhyme…Thank you!

    Comment by dobarah — February 10, 2007 @ 1:40 am |Reply

  5. Oh, those are great!

    Comment by Carrie K — February 11, 2007 @ 8:41 pm |Reply

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