Calculus haiku: limit

Inspired by yesterday’s Link o’the Week and my rereading of George Gheverghese Joseph’s The Crest of the Peacock (and, in particular, the Vedic Hindu tradition of mathematical sultras) I’ve been inspired to create haiku based on the calculus topics.   We’ll see how long this inspiration lasts, but for now, let’s start with that most basic of calculus concepts, the limit

which we express as

or, for the more graphically inclined,

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