My knack

I wasn’t really doomed,
didn’t have the knack,
to solder, disassemble or to build a boat
I wasn’t doomed to be
an engineer
until I slipped, and slide ruled
into math and found
that every slope is a derivative
and bruises from a fall is gravity.
I found the numbers in the rainbow
and that the speed of light is not enough.
My knack came from blackboard
and equations,
and in the safety of numbers
I found computer science,
which doomed me into engineering.

Gilena wants us to write about Peanuts (the comic) at Toads. She also gives us the option to write about any other comic, and I felt more like using Dilbert. Will link in the morning to PU as well.
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June 24, 2017

35 responses to “My knack

  1. I love mathy poems. 🙂

    This is my favorite part:

    “until I slipped, and slide ruled
    into math and found
    that every slope is a derivative”

  2. “every slope is a derivative
    and bruises from a fall is gravity.”

    WOW this is simply awesome

    much love…
    (✿◠‿◠)

  3. Well, it sounds like you were ‘doomed’ into something that you enjoy and have a knack for – which is what we all can hope for! Smiles!

  4. Nooooooo!!!!! There are far worse fates! I’m certain that somehow, you soldiered on. I loved your poem and I laughed out loud at the video.

  5. Well, we all have to slip ‘n slide into something.. I found English in the classroom and on the stage… ergo, I teach.
    And I still love the words, for instance, the way you constructed your metaphor of falling into Math, bruises and all.

  6. ” bruises from a fall is gravity.” is such a powerful image! I enjoyed this one, Bjorn 🙂

  7. Indeed, all those tender bumps come to remind us that we are part of the natural happenings… And sometimes, when we are lucky, they serve to guide us towards where we need to be.

  8. That’s how I feel about letters. I love the “slipped and slide ruled into” part.

  9. I loved the video almost as much as your words, Bjorn. I’m sure your “knack” doomed you correctly into engineering!

  10. Computer subject in university made me lose my interested in pursuing Computer Engineering. Thanks for this throwback (at least for me), Bjorn

  11. Adore these lines: “until I slipped, and slide ruled
    into math and found
    that every slope is a derivative
    and bruises from a fall is gravity.”

  12. It’s all so mysterious: the paths we choose and the paths that choose us … that confluence of knacks and non-knacks; what we avoid and what draws us to it. An interesting “take”.

  13. Each to his or her own doom! Mine, of course, is language, not math and science.

  14. I found the numbers in the rainbow
    and that the speed of light is not enough…… liked this one especially these lines.

  15. I found the numbers in the rainbow
    and that the speed of light is not enough.

    Visuals in my head appeared as the force of speed breaking the laws of gravity forces us to see beyond the chemical of the rainbow itself and yet becomes its own poetic brilliance. 🙂

  16. “And bruises from a fall is gravity” is a wow line. I love the tone of your work and the connections you make, which are uncommon. The poem could have been simply on the nose, but you came at the subject angled, which is what makes it so good.

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