## Holomorphic Elephant

(c) Richard Green/Robert Marsh 1990

[From "The New Seasons", by Richard Green, Robert Marsh, Jenny Moy and
Mary Webb, 1990]

Doesn't quite work out of context.
[4 elephants - E1, E2, E3, E4]
Els: Yes, she's a mathematician and she lectures in the institute,
She has a lot of toyboys and she runs a house of ill-repute,
E1: But I know lots of functions that are beautiful and elegant;
I am the very image of a holomorphic elephant.
Els: A holomorphic elephant is complex differentiable,
It eats a lot of food because its appetite's insatiable,
E2: But I contain the images of every single element
That you could hope to find within a holomorphic elephant.
Els: We have to stay unbounded when we're on the Argand diagram,
We're really four-dimensional and this is just a hologram.
E3: I like to do analysis, although it seems irrelevant,
Because I am the image of a holomorphic elephant.
Els: Our trunks are so compact that we defy the earth's biology,
And so we see ourselves as somewhat special in topology.
E4: My thoughts are path-connected and that's why I'm so intelligent -
I am the very image of a holomorphic elephant.