Enter the maze

A Poem about recursion to contemplate

by Paul Curzon, Queen Mary University of London

Old writing. From PIXABAY.com

Here is a poem about recursion for you to contemplate, written by Victorian logician Augustus De Morgan (who was the Maths tutor of ‘first programmer’ Ada Lovelace):

Great fleas Have Lesser Fleas,
upon Their backs To Bite’em,
And Lesser Fleas Have Lesser fleas,
And So, Ad infinitum.
and Those great Fleas, Themselves, In turn
Have Greater Fleas To go On;
while Those Again have Greater still,
And greater Still, And So on.