Thursday, February 01, 2007

Proving Love

1. Proof of the Impossibility of Love

Let x represent me
Let y represent a beautiful stranger

If x and y
show infinite attraction
but travel on parallel lines
then they will never meet
and their spark will never
become fire.


2. The Impossibility of a Mathematical Proof for Love

I don’t know the mathematics of love,
have never measured the angular
vector of desires, used geometry
to prove my passion or yours.

The way to our happy place
lies beyond numbers
as we break free of gravity
in the only necessary proof of love.



Proofs for Poetry Thursday

Over on Crafty Green Poet, there's Proof of Spring in February

13 comments:

Marcus R Hollman said...

Your Partner must tell you while you watch your Rabbit nibble, you're one a long time coming.

I am not too Devout, yet a Parallel in the Torah is between at least two people and has lasted how long now... Parallel's may not cross lines, but they can blur them into a new... one. A couple does look alike after so long...

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Norma said...

I really like them both. Do I have to choose?

Mine.

DewyKnickers said...

I like them both. The lines that never cross but seem so close.

I wrote something similar this week.

Rose

GeL (Emerald Eyes) said...

Even before seeing #2, I'd agree with that. I particularly like "as we break free of gravity/in the only necessary proof of love."

gautami tripathy said...

I like those two too. I love math poems.

gautami
Straight Curves

twilightspider said...

You know, I barely managed to scramble together one entry this week and you've created 3 lovely and perfect poems.

I'm mildly envious, but only in the best way.

The impossibility of love poem strikes a chord in me in particular. I love it.

Poet with a Day Job said...

I just love this poem too! Esp.:

"Let x represent me
Let y represent a beautiful stranger

If x and y
show infinite attraction
but travel on parallel lines
then they will never meet"

The first two lines of the poem are those parallell lines of which you speak - so wonderful.

sarala said...

Great stuff.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Marcus - thanks, I think.

Norma, no you don't have to choose!!

Everyone - thanks for all your comments!

ann said...

clapping hands... these are fantastic, but I'm a dreamer and a hopeless romantic and any connection with love sounds good to me...

ecm said...

I really liked your this...your use of mathematical words worked really well.

January said...

Wow! You wrote three really great poems this week. Where do you find the time?

blackdaisies said...

oh ... love love love both of these / so good!!