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Books, Journals, New Media
November 19, 2003

PoetryPoetry

Author Affiliations
 

Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.

JAMA. 2003;290(19):2609. doi:10.1001/jama.290.19.2609-a

What a rare geometry is this,
Another entrance for the deadly rays.
So acute this new angle, set to miss
The corner of the eye, it does amaze
Us both. Oh, if such relations
Could be guaranteed as true.
We could take our geometric stations
And from there admire the view.
I fear this angle as all the rest,
Will bring you nothing but extra pain.
It's a shift of focus, another test,
But geometry deceives us once again.
We need, I guess, angels and not angles,
The first one saves, the other merely mangles.
—Jane Yolen

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