Sonnet XI is a sonnet written by Anthony J Fuchs.

The poem won second place in the 1998 Hatboro-Horsham High School Poet Laureate competition, and was published in the June 1998 edition of the HHHS student newspaper, The Hat Chat.


A mathematics constant does not mean
A Thing within this abstract universe
Emotions are not running clear or clean,
So let me try to tell you with my verse.
The logical equation of a line
Is linear and has no bearing here.
My set of range-domain I did confine,
And you emerged, a silhouette appear.
A curve, quadratic in its points and terms,
Is closer still, yet it cannot explain
The feeling I reserve for you, confirms
That only one thing fills out my refrain.
The function of a circle is the key,
For love is everlasting inside me.

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