Apr 25, 2012

The Square Root of 3

I am a math nerd. I love anything and everything to do with math. I came upon this poem, The Square Root of 3 by Dave Feinberg, when I watched a clip of it in Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay and I absolutely loved it. ♥

I hope you enjoy it!

The Square Root of 3
 by Dave Feinberg

I’m sure that I will always be
 A lonely number like root three

The three is all that’s good and right,
 Why must my three keep out of sight
 Beneath the vicious square root sign,
 I wish instead I were a nine

For nine could thwart this evil trick,
 with just some quick arithmetic

I know I’ll never see the sun, as 1.7321
 Such is my reality, a sad irrationality

When hark! What is this I see,
 Another square root of a three

As quietly co-waltzing by,
 Together now we multiply
 To form a number we prefer,
 Rejoicing as an integer

We break free from our mortal bonds
 With the wave of magic wands

Our square root signs become unglued
 Your love for me has been renewed.

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