Perfect Six

Perfect Six

A Poem by Rick Puetter
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For the "6 Worded Pieces" contest

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Perfect Six

     "…A unique number in six words…"



Product, Sum, Rhyme:
First three primes


…For the "6 Worded Pieces" contest (http://www.writerscafe.org/contests/6-Worded-Pieces/50947/)


Notes: First three primes: 1, 2, 3. Product 1 x 2 x 3 = 6.  Sum 1 + 2 + 3 = 6, making it the first "perfect" number.


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Author's Note

Rick Puetter
Ah, quite a few looks. No reviews. Too esoteric, I fear. Sort of expected that. My science and math friends think it's pretty clever, though. And number theory fascinates me. Lots of amazing work on perfect numbers. Not many of them known--look up on Wikipedia, if interested. Lots known on even perfect numbers. Lots of restrictions known on odd perfect numbers, but none known as far as I'm aware. And it's not known if there are an infinite number of perfect numbers. Just fascinating to me.

Best regards to all of my readers.

Rick

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I appreciate your footnote to this piece. I think it was a very good choice because many will look over and onto the next piece. A big miss for them. I feel like this poem should introduce a chapter observing primes in a textbook.

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

That's a mouthful in a small bite. Perfectly circling back within and around itself. This is when numbers are at their coolest. I was especially drawn by the title. Surely far too clever to win any contests.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Very clever indeed! There's more to one two three than meets the eye.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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i like the look of this...my dad never really appreciated my poetry...but he is a math guy...he would have loved this.

love cubed, in a figurative way.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Refreshing how you used a mathematical concept for something quite poetic. I saw it this way, the product of the first three primes and their sum, both are six. So, that's how they rhyme. Six rhymes with six.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ah, very clever you! Your six words open up a gigantic space, once understood. Also, when spoken. the rhythm is also very clever! I enjoyed it.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I'm not much for math other than doing those suduko puzzles now and then..but it seems you got the perfect six prime words down...like the dice photo btw..a perfect six write..

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Rick Puetter
Rick Puetter

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