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GeometryUtter simplicity!

 

Funny, but true…

Shanti Setú…

 


 
  A riddle I bring along,
asking you which is your view:
is zero plus zero, nothing
and the sum of ones, two?

If brothers apply their creed
and truly become small,
what they ask, the Lord concedes:
appending nothings equals all.

And if sisters all attune,
choosing justice as their song,
in the forging of good tune,
space among them is all gone.

The plus portrays the essence
also included in the times,
geometry explains recompense
that leads us to the sublime.

The question forever parting
in love, I ask you anew
is zero plus zero, nothing
and the sum of ones, two?

One plus one a larger one
zero plus zero a vibrant whole,
one plus one, not two but unity
zero plus zero yields infinity. (2)


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Links:
From science to mercy
A lesson from a fig tree?
 

Two little ones do not add naught
but everything, this is a truth,
a matrimony does not yield two
but harmony that makes us youth.

One plus one a larger one
zero plus zero a vibrant whole,
one plus one, not two but unity
zero plus zero yields infinity. (2)


Zero plus zero does not add naught
but the eternal embracing all,
one plus one does not yield two
but the goodness that always wins.

One plus one a larger one
zero plus zero a vibrant whole,
one plus one, not two but unity
zero plus zero yields infinity. (2)


Shanti Setú…

(November 1997)