An inspirational poem for Error Correcting Codes enthusiasts:
In Galois Fields, full of flowers
primitive elements dance for hours
climbing sequentially through the trees
and shouting occasional parities.
The syndromes like ghosts in the misty damp
feed the smoldering fires of the Berlekamp
and high flying exponents sometimes are downed
on the jagged peaks of the Gilbert bound.
S.B. Weinstein (IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, March 1971)