Nature Knows Its Math

By Joan Graham
Divide
the year
into seasons,
four,
subtract
the snow then
add
some more
green,
a bud,
a breeze,
a whispering
behind
the trees,
and here
beneath the
rain-scrubbed
sky
orange poppies
multiply.
Joan Bransfield Graham, "Nature Knows Its Math" from Marvelous Math. Copyright © 1997 by Joan Bransfield Graham. Reprinted by permission of Joan Bransfield Graham.
Source: Marvelous Math (Simon and Schuster, 2001)