>Let Y equal X be the given.

Make the sun revolve round the moon.

Send the clocks spinning backwards

halting the moment before the words

came crashing, cascading down into

unknown caverns in my heart. Go

back. Screech the brakes. Pull out

all the stops. Don’t let it happen (again).

Let X equal Y be in a different

dimension on some far away plane

where lifelines can bend and twist.

Let Y equal X be a given

where pain equals laughter, dark

is light and sadness be joy.

Let Y equal X: the clanging

noise tuned to music, the

scribbling words writ poesy,

the ugliness blossom’d to art,

blending tears like watercolors.

Let Y be a constant like the stars

in their courses. Let X equal all things.

A fresh start, a return: light refracted anew.

For more poetic proofs, check out other contributors to this week’s Poetry Thursday.

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>This is great, your words have created a wonderful universe.

>I liked the pulse created by the repetition of “Let Y equal X be the given”. The whole thing has a great “sound” to it.

>Thanks everyone for your comments. If you’ve posted as part of Poetry Thursday, I’ll read and comment on your poem soon (blogger is being a bit persnickity right now!). Emily, thanks so much for your comment. Quite a compliment coming from a math editor!

>This is lovely. I adore the repetition of Let X… with the vivid imagery that follows. Wonderful work!

>This is beautiful – the math is so unobtrusive, yet so perfectly used here.

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>y equals x where:y equals your poemx equals wonderful!

>I would definitely like to live in that universe! Just wonderful!