the nimble speedboat

riding along in the wake

of a massive ship

Ben Orlin

Math with Bad Drawings

The Mathematicianâ€™s Haiku Book

## Tag: Proof

## Paradox

a wound that logic

left to its own devices

inflicts on itself

Ben Orlin

Math with Bad Drawings

The Mathematicianâ€™s Haiku Book

## Counterexample

brave little David

who topples the Goliath

with a single stone

Ben Orlin

Math with Bad Drawings

The Mathematician’s Haiku Book

## Proof

footprints of logic

showing how, where one truth leads,

another follows

Ben Orlin

Math with Bad Drawings

The Mathematician’s Haiku Book

## Theorem

Wind-swirled mist rises.

Paul Glendinning

A glimpse of distant mountains.

A theorem is born.

Department of Mathematics, University of Manchester, UK