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She used to tell me
of math and poetry
by the length of her arm
and rhythm of her heart
condensing verse and fraction
with form following the function

of communist theories
and greek philosophies.
she beat out aesthetics
with a perfect symmetry.


because no one understands
the relationship between
seafoam and shoreline
the way she does
[swimming in saltwater sorrows]


reimagining time in an hourglass,
she shot up infinities with a glance
and left me moondrunk in the night.


she emits sparks throughout my system
breaking and entering--
my kingdom under siege.


her name was an amalgam of numbers
1.61803399 . . . .
and I loved her by design.
math and poetry and objectivism and marx and plato and aesthetics and madeupwords and time and golden ratios and loveandloveandlove. . .
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Given 2012-05-27
Math and Poetry by ~MariaTala The suggester writers, "I've never read such a beautiful, breathing, making-me-rethink poem that is the relationship between two seemingly opposite ideas not emphasized oxymoronically, but brought together." ( Suggested by Nichrysalis and Featured by thorns )
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ariya-sacca Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2019  Student General Artist
Beautiful poem!
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Abstract-scientist Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful!
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LifeandLyrics Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
beautiful
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Missdelayingit Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is SOO good and SOO interesting too! I love it! :D
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authorofthings Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
really really nice...
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GabrielGadfly Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Professional Writer
I really enjoyed this.
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MariaTala Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
:]
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KissTheSunrise Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Simply amazing. I love it 'by design' !! =)
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OctopusGames Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
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MariaTala Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
a song after my own heart. i enjoyed this very much thank you. :]
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OctopusGames Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
You're welcome.
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012   General Artist
This just shows off so much of your talent, well done and congratulations on the greatly deserved DD!:heart:
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MariaTala Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
thank you! :]
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012   General Artist
My pleasure! (:
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sarjan Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
you've got a DD!
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MariaTala Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
yes i have! haha nagulat ako! :]
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sarjan Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:thumbsup: you well deserve it:)
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pennywish Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Enjoyed this poem so much, Maria
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MariaTala Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
I'm glad thank you. :]
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khashan Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
The following subject about comparative metrics based on numerical prosody reveals a deep connection between ‎math , poetry metrics, architecture and some natural features. It calls for wider and deeper investigation.

[link]
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khashan Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
The following subject about comparative metrics based on numerical prosody reveals a deep connection between ‎math , poetry metrics, architecture and some natural features. It calls for wider and deeper investigation.

[link]
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Nichrysalis Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I've never read such a beautiful, breathing, making-me-rethink poem that is the relationship between two seemingly opposite ideas not emphasized oxymoronically, but brought together.

I still stand by what I said, and I think I will be coming back to this poem years from now.
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Galmactima Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Writer
Unbelievable. One of my new favourites.
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MariaTala Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
:] :heart:
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DeathByCelloCase Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply beautiful.
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AlbinoApples Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012   Writer
beautiful :heart:
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rioIu Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is wonderful... :3 Not often do I stop and read a literature piece, admittedly. You're a great writer - I aspire to people like you.
If you do not mind my asking, how did you use a different font for your works?
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MariaTala Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Simply put <fontface="Times New Roman"> at the start of your work you may also use Arial, Georgia, Verdana etc most of the fonts I use I get from Microsoft Word. :]
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rioIu Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the tip! I didn't know. :3
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JupitersStorm Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Rather excellent.
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jikivigoig Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
This is just beautiful and so unique; it definitely deserved the daily deviation.
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earthgoddess11 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
I guess I can't tell my math teacher that math won't help me become a writer. This is so beatuiful and amazing. I fell in love with math for the first time reading this.
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MariaTala Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
You'll be surprised, you can write of so many things you never thought could be compared to in this world yet find it so beautiful and elegantly made with a just a bit of love and lot of patience. ;] Math is easy just learn to love the numbers. Thank you! :heart:
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DawnBlossom Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Lovely! How did you thought of this?
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MariaTala Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Thank you! I was failing in math back then and math, love and poetry, they are so much alike and they converged at the time I wrote this poem. I was and still am so passionate about numbers. :] :heart:
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dhinx Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful ;_;
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EvilPrinceDiz Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student General Artist
this poem is awesmazing :'O
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Nintendraw Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well written! I'd almost forgotten about that golden number! :D
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SaekoCivillianRebel Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so beautiful! I love this!

by the way, what does your username mean?
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MariaTala Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Thank you! So many women are named Maria in my country that it is usually followed by a nickname or a second name meant to differentiate you from other Maria's like Maria Clara or Maria Makiling. Tala is an old Filipino name meaning "bright star". :]
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SaekoCivillianRebel Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hey, thats really cool!
Tala is also a native america name meaning "Wolf" as well as a nickname of mine
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SoulveiWinterfall Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
Her name is the most beautiful of all.
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ICantGiveCredit Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
"She" must be one of the craziest people you'll ever meet = a keeper
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MariaTala Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
She is. thank you. :]
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iRawwr-atomic Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
I HATE math! But now...
I might hate it less.
Beautiful job!
<3
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MariaTala Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
That's great! thank you. :]
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theolivethief14 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh...my glob.
That was...amazing. Beautiful word choice and imagery! From the midst of Daily Deviations, you stopped my in my tracks. :)
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MariaTala Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
you are too kind, thank you! :]
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