Mathematical Love Poems

By on Sep 12, 2011 in Poetry

Mathematical Love Poems graphic

Pendulum Data

Residual plot
For Naught.

Function of ‘Y’

Parabola shifted
Her horizontal heart

See Figure Twenty-One

Your graphic technique
Transformational leak.

A Data Analysis

The object has freely fallen
In chapter one —

What will we do?

We will wait for it to land
In chapter two.

Sin One

Metric function to isolate
The sine of both sides

Set Nine

In the variable domain,
My re   stricted

Passion Contents


Peter Vetrano began writing poetry in 1970 after reading Dylan Thomas' "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" for an English class. He counts among his favorite poets Basho, Peter McWilliams, Richard Diem, Gary Edwards and Paul Lowney, who in his Big Book of Gleeb wrote one of Peter's favorite verses: "I've just filled my swimming pool with pirannah fish . . . If I don't swim there anymore, the pirannah fish will die." In describing the reason for his writing, Mr. Vetrano quotes from Tennyson's "Charge of the Light Brigade": "Theirs not to make reply, theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die."