Post-weekend Poetry 022: Geometry 101 by Linda Eve Diamond

Linda by Kate Gardiner Photography

Linda by Kate Gardiner Photography

Welcome to Post-weekend Poetry and the twenty-second poem in this series. This week’s piece welcomes back Linda Eve Diamond.

Geometry 101
You’re too rigid,
said the circle to the square.

Said the square to the circle,
I don’t care.

At least I make a few good points
while you spin round and round to no avail.

Into the night they fought and compared,
but beneath the arcs and angles, they cared.

In time, the square became less pointed
and the circle, painfully more jointed.

In the end, they were a wreck of tangle.
The only one standing was the triangle,
who came to three profound points:

– A square is not a circle.
– A circle can’t be cornered by a square.
– A circle and a square should never dare
to fall in love.

I asked Linda what prompted this piece and she said…a long night of insomnia (and probably the shapes in the dark of a round lamp, a trinket box, and a triangular alarm clock).  🙂

It was great, thank you, Linda.

Linda Eve Diamond is the author of several books in the areas of business, education, self-help and poetry.

Her work (and play) earned two awards from the International Listening Association and a Coffee House Press Poetry Award.

The Beauty of ListeningHer poetry and essays have been published in journals, anthologies and online.

Her websites are:,,

This poem is included in “The Beauty of Listening”, available on and

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3 thoughts on “Post-weekend Poetry 022: Geometry 101 by Linda Eve Diamond

  1. Barbara Rovin says:

    This is a message for Linda Eve Diamond-this book of poetry is out of print but maybe you can find a copy. THE DOT AND THE LINE. I bought it many years ago for myself and it could be a twin to your poem GEOMETRY 101. I saw you at a Brandeis meeting in Boca Raton Florida. This was about 5-7 years ago. I bought your book of poetry and enjoyed it emmensely BARBARA ROVIN


  2. Linda Eve Diamond says:

    Hi Barbara. It’s nice to hear from you, and I’m glad you enjoyed The Human Experience. 🙂 Thanks for sharing about the The Dot and the Line. I looked it up, and I see what you mean about twins! The Dot and the Line story was great, and I found it as a video, too. (It was adapted as a 10-minute short film in 1965.) Here’s the link… 🙂


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