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The Mystery of Symme”tree”


The meandering pattern
of rivers and veins
branches and horizons repeating
the grace of symmetry
found in nature
where function
overrules perfection
Fractured fractals
in balanced harmony
sing the universal code of
mathematical probability
bringing imperfect beauty
to life

In response to Patrick Jennings Pic and a Word Challenge #251: Mathematics

Author: Dancing Echoes

I am a scientist by trade and artist by soul. My creative outlet used to be dancing but due to injuries and age, I must now find another path. I am hoping my writing, poetry and photography can be this new path. Awards: While I am grateful and honored for the numerous nominations, I don’t have time to respond to them with the attention they deserve, so for the most part, I am an award free blog. All photographs and words are mine unless otherwise credited. © 2015-2023 Dancing Echoes ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author/owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Christy Draper with appropriate and specific direction to the original content on Dancing Echoes.

12 thoughts on “The Mystery of Symme”tree”

  1. There was a book popular in the 1980s, “The Fractal Geometry of Nature”, written by the maestro of fractals, Benoit Mandlebrot. A beautiful book which would later inspire me to write a fractal terrain generation program as a degree-completing project in computer science.

    This is a rather obtuse way of saying, I really grok the vision and insight in this poem, the way it brings the beauty of nature’s patterns and asymmetrical symmetries to mind, how nature replicates forms in all manner of proportion from grand to minute. And I also love how the photograph so concretely illustrates that vision and insight.

    Wonderful. ❤

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  2. Thank you so much Patrick and very cool on your program!


  3. A mesmerizing poem about nature! Amazing photography skills. Rightly expressed the beauty of nature in simple words. I love reading poems on nature. It takes us to the other world. I regularly read Haiku poems on nature at https://www.valleyhaiku.org/. Do check out the site for the latest Haiku poems of famous writers.


  4. Thank you! I also appreciate the tip and will check it out.


  5. Fractured fractals… lovely. Now I have to erase the phrase from my mind, so I don’t inadvertently steal it.

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  6. Thank you. It means a lot as I very much admire your work. And I know what you mean! I try to be so careful as to not accidentally regurgitate something I’ve read somewhere.

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  7. Our styles are different, but the admiration is mutual.

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