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Famous Math Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Math poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous math poems. These examples illustrate what a famous math poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Brodsky, Joseph
 I said fate plays a game without a score,
and who needs fish if you've got caviar?
The triumph of the Gothic style would come to pass
and turn you on--no need...Read More



by Lorde, Audre
 I am fourteen
and my skin has betrayed me
the boy I cannot live without 
still sucks his tumb 
in secret
how come my knees are 
always so ashy
what if I die
before...Read More

by Graves, Robert
 I never dreamed we’d meet that day 
In our old haunts down Fricourt way, 
Plotting such marvellous journeys there 
For jolly old “Apr?s-la-guerre.” 

Well, when it’s over, first we’ll...Read More

by Estep, Maggie
 My first job was when I was about 15. I had met
a girl named Hope who became my best friend. Hope and I were flunking math
class so we became...Read More



by Webb, Charles
 Sharecroppers' child, she was more schooled
In slaughtering pigs and coaxing corn out of
The ground than in the laws of Math, the rules
Of Grammar. Seventeen, she fell in love
With the...Read More

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