- Poems to commemorate and celebrate
A unique gift that is both precious and affordable. Partnerships, retirement, anniversaries, weddings, thank you, birthdays, burials and any out-of-the-blue prompt that moves you to let someone know how special they are to you.
A poem that talks-back to your painting, sculpture or other art work or artefact.
- Commentary and archive
Capture the energy and process of your conference or workshop in a poem.
Poem Sequence: a sample from a collection of poems written in response to observations, conversations and reflections at a UK Maths Conference.
massively intuitive with
elegant conjectures and
beautiful exuberance we
are brilliant company
(projective symmetries could hold
the answer to a universe). imagine.
reassuredly objective, we know
mistakes matter: though sometimes
assumptions go unchallenged for
a while they will be found out
there is no room for opinion
there is not one Black
(After Alan Turing, who invented the computer, and committed suicide after being forced to have oestrogen injections because he was gay/because of homophobia)
all an intelligent machine needs is programming
completely in keeping with what is pitched proper
for instance, let it not see self-similarity and compute love
Poincares’ winning entry for the Acta Mathematica contained a critical error. When corrected this subsequently led to highly influential work on celestial mechanics.)
To describe the paths of three bodies
in mutual gravitational interaction one
needs a feel for error. I put this to you.
All flawlessness foreshortens us. Some
simple pose. Impossible to hold or solve
precisely. Prizefool! Truth lies riddled
with scars – ugly furrows – star-tethers
hauling sharpness into vision.
I came here because certain
things are unknowable one
can never get to the end of never
pain knows its own infinities
counting the cost of
: the tongue as a lost digit
: the strings we attach
: the way things add up
things add up I hope one day to close my eyes
blankly and have nothing incalculable figure