Both Sides Now; math verse
Tune stolen from song by Joni Mitchell
Groups and rings and fields and things
The way that intuition sings
Proofs and truths and superstrings
I’ve looked at math that way.
But now it’s just another game
The student’s tests all look the same
To work like this seems very lame
For such minuscule pay.
I’ve looked at math from both sides now
From learn and teach, but still somehow
It’s math’s illusions I recall
I really don’t know math… at all…