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##

The Hidden Passions
of Mathematicians

Step into the garden of conjectures and see

my Julia sets are uniformly perfect.

Forget your nilpotence and steenrod algebras,

my theta divisor is very ample.

In this land of lemmata,

you'll glide with the smoothness of Kelley

while I, I'll gather the perverse sheaves

and quivers, and we'll dance

'til our zeta functions converge.

Sipping modular moonshine, we'll reach

the highest eigenvalue without effort.

In this holomorphic vector field

with totally degenerate zeroes,

we may even discover the essence of chaos.

#### Footnotes

- ... Kaufman
^{2}
- I don't have a TEX-themed poem, alas, but I do have one appropriate
to another TEX theme this year- -mathematics and publishing. Here's
my tribute to the unsung sexy heroes of mathematics. All phrases are
bona fide mathematics terms of art. Really!

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