OLD Euclid drew a circle
On a sand-beach long ago.
He bounded and enclosed it
With angles thus and so.
His set of solemn greybeards
Nodded and argued much
Of arc and circumference,
Diameter and such.
A silent child stood by them
From morning until noon
Because they drew such charming
Round pictures of the moon.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Vachel Lindsay's poem Euclid

1 Comment

  1. Kim says:

    I’ve loved this poem since I was a kid, and am so glad to see it again.

    Pretty much sums up my feeling towards higher math.

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