Vachel Lindsay: “Euclid”

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EUCLID
Old Euclid drew a circle
On a sand-beach long ago.
He bounded and enclosed it
With angles thus and so.
His set of solemn greybeards
Nodded and argued much
Of arc and of circumference,
Diameter and such.
A silent child stood by them
From morning until noon
Because they drew such charming
Round pictures of the moon.

Vachel Lindsay
(b. 10 November 1879)

Image: A Beast by Dan Allison

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~ by matt on 10 November 2008.

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