Srinivasa Symphony

The way you wrote your formulas across the page
are a symphony that I don’t understand
but recognise all the same.

There is a delicate beauty in their complexity
each an elaborate crescendo breaking away the darkness
in a world which saw no other way.

As I look at your pages and the marks you left there
I know with all my heart
that you wrote us a universe of mathematical music.

I can not grasp all that they mean
but I still admire with uneducated eyes
and acknowledge all you did and all that you gave to bring us your opus.

Let the brilliant interpret and play it if they are able.


Inspired by the life of Srinivasa Ramanujan and a 2015 movie called “The Man Who Knew Infinity”. If you are interested you may enjoy reading this article.

3 thoughts on “Srinivasa Symphony

  1. How beautiful!

    This reminds me of a mathematician from the late 80s or early 90s who set some formulas to music. I wish I could remember the name. I bought the CD for my dad, who was a math teacher.

    Anyway, love the way you bring in a kind of universal admiration for mystery and recognition of excellence in artistry. I want to check out that movie now. xoxo

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