Geometry 00

It’s something they teach
In all of our schools,
Basic geometry,
Shapes and their rules,
But something they miss
To pythagorate
Is how they all share
The same basic trait;
Circles and triangles,
Hexagons too,
May have varying sides
And theorems, it’s true,
But cut anywhere
Along any shape,
Spread them all out
And there’s no escape –
That though they may seem
So different to start,
They’re really all lines
When taken apart.

2013 © Sonya Annita Song

63 thoughts on “Geometry 00

  1. Immensely clever! Love your writing 🙂

    1. I was ready for more comments along the lines of, “Well, duh!” so I am pleasantly surprised no one is throwing any rocks at me (except the little pebble from Brian). I am very happy you like my writing! 🙂

      1. hahaha, yeah I can understand why you would think some people may comment, “duh!!”. But for me, it was very insightful. Sometimes stating the ‘obvious’ is intelligent.

        1. True…things can be so obviously obvious it makes us oblivious. 🙂

          1. LOL! yep totally! 🙂

  2. Ah, but how many sides does a circle have? Most people think it’s one, but they’ve misunderstood the question. The question infers from its use of the word ‘side’, how many straight sides does a circle have, and the answer is, of course, infinitely more complex.

    1. Then you, sir, must be a circle at heart.

      1. Infinitely going round without ending…sounds like me, I must admit. Either a circle or a headless chicken…not quite sure which.

        1. Go with the headless chicken…you could use an apple instead.

  3. Now if you had personalized this, it would have made a nice counter-point to “Punctuation”.

    1. It would make for an interesting collection of work…punctuation, geometry, and other stuff that looks boring…

      1. Heck yeah it would. That’s potentially fascinating.

    1. Lotsa love right back at you! 🙂

    1. You should have seen some of the ideas I entertained; for example, I wanted to use “manscape” as the initial rhyme to the word “shape”, but after looking up the definition of manscape, it seemed rather inappropriate. 😀

  4. yea i think it would have seemed a little strange 😛 I love your writing 🙂

    1. Aww you are too kind. Thank you! 😊🌸

  5. Ah… profundity hidden in rhymes and wit. Loving it

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

  6. Now this is clever! I especially like the inclusion of circle being made up of lines. The beautiful concept of infinity hidden within made this poem all the more brilliant.😊💕🌹

    1. Hehe hardly brilliant, more a matter of linear thinking. 😉

      1. 😂 linear thinking that covered all the corners. 😉 It was fun to read this one. 💕

        1. LOL you are very funny! Not a square at all. 😀

  7. Sonya you have made me remember mathematics and the fact that I really never liked geometry. But that they are all lines that they complicate for us and make Pythagoras seem kind.

    1. Yeah, people needlessly complicate things sometimes. 😉

  8. I’ve never heard math (my nemesis) expressed so poetically–lovely!! Have a great day ❤

    1. Thankfully most of don’t need math to survive! 🙂

      1. Amen to that!! 🙂

  9. Your poetry always brings smiles. You are super intelligent

  10. Cubby, I needed your insight back in the early 70s when I was struggling with geometry. Thank goodness that I was better with trigonometry, probability, and calculus.

    1. Lol I don’t think this particular insight would have helped your geometry grade. Sounds like you had a good head for math! 🙂

  11. Wow. Speechless. Awe-inspiring poem.

    1. That’s very kind of you. I’m glad you liked it. 🙂

  12. Very nice and a deeper meaning if one care to “listen”

    1. Aye, thank you for listening. 🙂

  13. A twist on geometry and so much more. Enjoyed the entire poem, but LOVE the ending. A beautiful, subtle message.

    1. Thank you for your kind words. I’m glad you liked it. 🙂

  14. Such a beautiful take on the subject!!Looking forward to read a lot more .😊

    1. You are very kind. Thank you so much! 🙂

  15. I really wish my geometry teacher saw the subject this way! I was terrible at it. Love your writing as always!

    1. Thank you for you kind words! 🙂

  16. Brilliant

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