A Contemplation for Art and Number


“The Square Root of Three”

by David Feinberg

(in the film “Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay”)

I’m sure that I will always be
A lonely number like root three

The three is all that’s good and right,
Why must my three keep out of sight
Beneath the vicious square root sign,
I wish instead I were a nine

For nine could thwart this evil trick,
with just some quick arithmetic

I know I’ll never see the sun, as 1.7321
Such is my reality, a sad irrationality

When hark! What is this I see,
Another square root of a three

As quietly co-waltzing by,
Together now we multiply
To form a number we prefer,
Rejoicing as an integer

We break free from our mortal bonds
With the wave of magic wands

Our square root signs become unglued
Your love for me has been renewed


Could you imagine if the world without numbers?

The world will be boring

Could you imagine if the world without arts?

The world will be boring

They could live in harmony

But, why they live separately in human brain?

Numbers live in the left side,

while arts live in the right side

Forget where they live…

since they could live in the harmony.

I love Art,

but I have no talent in it

I love Math,

but I have no expertise in it

They live 50:50 in me

I couldn’t produce them.

but I could enjoy them

I must be grateful

Watching them live in harmony

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