It's Thursday again. Time for your weekly wikems.
Wikems = Wikipedia poems.
- Each Thursday (usually around 8a.m. Eastern) I post a link to a Wikipedia article, a quote from it and my wikem inspired by that quote.
- I invite you to explore the article, searching for a quote that clicks with you. (You are free to use "my" Wiki quote if it happens to be the one.)
- Once you've found your quote, use it as an epigraph, write your wikem and post a link to it in the comments below. (You are welcome to post your wikem directly in the comments if you prefer.)
Somehow Math dominated my mind last week.
First we had a psychological discussion with Janet J on the vices and virtues of technology: here and here.
Then of course we had pi day.
This time I give you two wiki links. You may choose either of them or use both like I did.
Interestingly, Wikipedia has not figured out yet how to define “progress” in general terms. It talks about different aspects of progress instead, devoting a separate article to each of them.
So, in fact you’ll be getting way more than two links. You do the Math J
Here you go:
Explore. Search. Find. Write.
Here's my wikem:
APPLE π HOPES
"...an irrational number, π...never ends and never settles into a permanent repeating pattern. The digits appear to be randomly distributed..."
"Alternative conceptions exist, such as the cyclic theory of eternal return..."
We long to see our life as pi –
Irrational, it can deny
All rules and patterns, can extend
In randomness without an end.
But secretly we also yearn
For that old theory of return,
The cyclic pattern that’s to blame
For all the change that stays the same.
Caught contradictions in betweenWe bake sweet lies on March 14.
Thank you for reading my wikem.
Look forward to yours.
Live for the Love of it,
Sasha A. Palmer (a.k.a. "Happy")