What happens when you are a number of years postgraduate and trying to learn rudimentary computer programming for the first time (via Matlab)? Besides profanity and frustration, poetry may result! “TemperanceLoop: A poem in Matlab” by me. This poem is also a part of a poetry challenge I’ve been participating in all summer long on Red String Paper Cuts – first we ran through the seven deadly sins and now we are tackling virtues. Feeling virtuous? Come on over and participate! Happy Friday and may all your Matlab scripts be error-free!