The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, May 2, 2003

Features

Squaring the Circle

Spring

promising order,

sprouts toothpick

shoots

(slim, simple

geometrical

primers)

but impatiently turns them to

crooked, prickled

stalks

(quickly cracking

the brittle Euclidean

grid)

and then ends with

preposterously scallopy

flowers

claiming the shape,

however slipshod, of a

circle

(expression of pi,

which no exact

decimal, speaking

our language,

can pin-

point).


2003 The Carlisle Mosquito