**NUMBERS**

For Take A Word: numbers. Elements from Paula Kesselring, Sissy Sparrows, Decrow, Dawn Inskip, Etc. by Danyale, Little Butterfly Wings, Lynne-Marie, Pink Reptile Designs, Rebecca McMeen, and Tangie Baxter. The poem is mine:

**numbers**

**I**

numbers are magic

as everyone knows

numbers of fingers

and numbers of toes

one is a number

as is two, as is three

big's not a number

and neither is wee

but you can give them a number

if you measure them close

you can give them a number

for lesser or most

red's not a number

and neither is blue

but we give them both numbers

and think that it's true

numbers aren't real

they can't hug you or kiss you

they can't feed you a meal

and numbers won't love you

zero's a number

or just an idea

it gives nothing away

but a question: to be?

**II**

What if we could map the future?

If we could graph the probability

of you loving me, of me loving you?

This moment, its topology, its exact

dimensions and chronology - if we

could fracture it into its smallest

signifier - decipher the most obtuse

and mysterious functions - if we

could do that - this moment, its

infinite fractals, spinning off one

from the next - if you, if I, are only

numbers, the consequence of some

algebraic equation, some geometric

shape - do we add? Do we divide?

Each solution holds the next problem.

**III**

zero equals spiral

the moment of conception

anything is possible

one at the center

the beginning

and the end

two, the dialectic

balance, and also

contradiction

three is perfection

in its fullness

nothing is missing

four is totality

this earth

and all its directions

five is the star

it is fire

it is light

six is power

it is destiny

unfolding

seven is fulfillment

it is motion

it is change

eight

the pillar

and the path

nine

is the serpent

that bites its own tail

zero, the spiral

the shell

and the snail

****

What great fun it was to read this art! Bravo

Posted by: Bev | 09 October 2017 at 12:34 PM

A fabulous page and a super post to read.

Posted by: Meggymay | 09 October 2017 at 02:34 PM

Very rich, smart and interesting artwork.

I'm transfixed by both images and words.

Posted by: Sim Lignon | 09 October 2017 at 03:41 PM

this is fantastic! xo

Posted by: michele s | 09 October 2017 at 09:34 PM

Wow, how fun to read, delightful art piece!

Posted by: peggy gatto | 12 October 2017 at 11:50 AM

Fantastic artwork. I love this.

Posted by: Anne (Cornucopia) | 14 October 2017 at 09:27 AM