How do I match thee? Let me count the ways.
I match thee to the depth and breadth and height
my codes can reach, with triangles out of sight
in the best of seeing and only a little high-altitude haze.
I match thee to the level of everyday’s
astrometric need, by catalog and star-light.
I match thee freely, as we strive for Open Source copyright;
I match thee purely, as we turn to Bayes.
I match thee with a technique put to use
in my old PhD thesis, and with my undergrad days’ faith.
I match thee in the free time I seemed to lose
with my first postdoc, —- I match thee with the procedures,
routines, methods, of all my career! —- and, if the Review Board choose,
I shall but match thee better after tenure.
Alex Parker, CfA