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Word Problem

“As happy as the day is long.” Joy equals Time? That must be wrong. Familiarity is Time, Well, times Acquaintance, and if I’m Recalling that old saw correctly, That equation leads directly To Contempt. If one may say F=C, then … Continue reading

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And Baby Made Three

Someone born today Back in 1936 Would be 81 1936: All three multiples of three Within its digits* March is the third month 27 is three cubed (3 x 3 x 3) I need hardly say 3 x 3 x … Continue reading

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Proportion Control

It’s not irrational to think That (if I look) I’ll find a link Between my RDA of pie And my circumference, since my Allowance (Daily, Recommended) Tends to leave my gut distended. Blame that third parameter: I AM my own … Continue reading

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Bedtime Story Problem

Alarm goes off at half past four Which means that if I start to snore The instant I lie down in bed I’ll sleep X hours. In my head I solve for X, no fuss, no strife. That’s algebra, and … Continue reading

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You Can Make About 242 Sonnets With The Leftovers

One thousand haiku Use one third of fifty-one Thousand syllables

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Every(Now+Then)

Every now plus also then I run into that wall again– My proto-verses all begin With these words: Every now and then.

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Ten Days Late

I had a verse about the rain Involving math and God I thought was clever. What a pain To find my math was flawed.

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