By Somali K Chakrabarti
Spiral shells, florets,
petals, ornate leaf patterns,
Creator’s art; fractals
in nature, beauty chiseled in
the precision of equation
A fractal is a repetitive pattern that reveals a similar pattern when it is enlarged. Fractal patterns can be seen in nature – in plants, growth patterns of leaves, spiral shells, river beds, blood vessels, galaxies and more.
The word “fractal” was coined by Mandelbrot in 1975. A fractal pattern explained as a mathematical concept, is a pattern that repeats itself like a recursive formula. Fractal patterns are modeled using fractal generating software.
A Tanka is a Japanese poem consisting of 31 syllables in 5 lines, with 5 syllables in the first and third lines and 7 in the others.
Lei: A wreath for your soul, is a string of short/micro poems meant to celebrate nature, life, generate positivism, inspire, and rejuvenate the Soul.
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