Alex Patriquin

Marginalia & found poetry. Short fiction and other projects. Musings  on startups. Photos from NYC and travels.

Meditation on Statistical Method

Plato, despair!
We prove by norms
How numbers bear
Empiric forms,


How random wrong
Will average right
If time be long
And error slight,

But in our hearts
Hyperbole
Curves and departs
To infinity.

Error is boundless.
Nor hope nor doubt,
Though both be groundless,
Will average out.

 

by J. V. Cunningham from "The Exclusions of a Rhyme: Poems and Epigrams"