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Best Math Poems

Below are the all-time best Math poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of math poems written by PoetrySoup members


Math
Why do we need math?
Because it puts us on a narrow path.
Even though it sometimes makes you swell up in wrath.
To most,
Math just causes you...

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Categories: math, school,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member To My High School Math Teacher
Thank you, Mr. Rogers (yes, his real name!) 
for rescuing me from teenage purgatory.

       Perplexed teenager, lacking social lumen
...

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© John Watt  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: math, 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Italian Sonnet
Do the Math
Fifty stars
and
thirteen stripes
Wavy patriotic mathematician
do the math ... 
Subtraction or addition,
what will the numbers be,
37 or 63?
Slavery took away my parents’ human rights,
and their children’s...

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Categories: america, history, math, truth,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Simple Math

One plus one, square rooted in love, equals Won!...

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Categories: june, love, math, men,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Simple Math
Simple Math
By David J Walker

100 seems to be the magic number
Numbers less than 100 are the lesser…More than 100 are the better
100 on a test...

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Categories: math,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Mathematics
Mental stretching, the required sacrifice
Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
To all exercises, these four are the basics
Hell on paper but sweet in its understanding
Equations and formula,...

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Categories: education, life, math,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member Probabilities
Probabilities

fallen fruit exists
earthen harvest and ground meet
jars in the pantry

Robert J. Lindley ,07-24-2014...

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Categories: creation, earth, life, math,
Form: Haiku
Make It Count
line count and word number are equal in this selection....

"Make It Count"
by:  Eric L. Boddie

A
Man may
Come to play
But if you say
Oh no baby, not...

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Categories: math, art, education, encouraging, life,
Form: Monorhyme
Premium Member Too Square For Two
you ... are the paramour of right angles
the square of a square - complete, quite aware
how two must adore you
for all it sees is itself,...

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Categories: appreciation, math,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Galileo Galilei

Galileo Galilei
Often went out of his way
To explain helio-philosophy
In return he was accused of heresy. 

 
- - - - - - - - -...

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Categories: math, philosophy,
Form: Clerihew
Premium Member Met-a-Four
“Met-a-Four”


I “met a four”
when I was three
and oh the things
it did to me
and fingers counting
one-two- three.
When the four
brought in a five
all my counting fingers
came alive.
Reaching...

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Categories: children, math, nonsense,
Form: Light Verse
Just doesn't add up
Pythagoras once fell off a ladder
And landed on a venomous adder
This adder couldn't add
Calculus made it sad
Algebra and theorems made it madder....

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Categories: funny, math, nonsense,
Form: Limerick
Fear Of Numbers
          Fear of Numbers

Fear of numbers is real
They carry adding machines on their backs
And loaded numbered...

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Categories: math, conflict, education, image, judgement,
Form: Didactic
Premium Member The Invention of Zero
Zero.
By which nothing is divided.
No zero
no negative
no opposite
no hope
no Adam, no apple, no marriage, no morning.
No mirror
no knowledge
no God, no soul, no ear lobe, no...

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Categories: math, father, future, home, hope,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Mathematicians
Mathematicians
Use a complicate language
Hard to understand.

Things are quite simple
When are thought in simple words.
No mathematics?
...

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Categories: math,
Form: Haiku
Half Mast

Can one count the pieces of a broken heart? 
Can a flag half staff proudly wave?
Will kites still rise in staccato weather,
or partial freedom be...

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Categories: conflict, emotions, hope, math,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member BiPartisan Dissonance
When oppositional cognitive dissonance deflects focus,
it tends to go back to when I deflected focus from her.
She sends me passive-aggressive messages,
bread crumbs leading back in...

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Categories: conflict, math, parents, political,
Form: Narrative
Coffee cup calculations - poet's cut
Based on BBC news article "Maths zeroes in on perfect cup of coffee"
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37989169


Two billion cups a day we drink
To stay awake so we can think
Tireless...

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Categories: math, drink, funny, humor, humorous,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Quintessential Placeholders
Yin/Yang
Ch'ang as "Constant"
natural law of growth and decay
yanging and yinning,
logically necessary alternation of opposites
universally permacultural law: exterior nature as inner conscience communicant
Interior Landscape of eco-Ch'ang...

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Categories: culture, language, math, nature,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member She loves and needs seven
I know her routine, she told me today, 
I know what lives in her soul,
I know her small quirk, that she thinks of the most,...

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Categories: math, mental illness,
Form: Quatrain
Einstein's Bent Lines
Though we hail Albert E.’s creativity
For his grand tour de force, relativity,
   It remains a tough climb
   To imagine space-time
With its...

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© Ed Morris  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: funny, humorous, math, science,
Form: Limerick
God's Audible
The mistake made in word association is thinking that an associative word should fit
normal patterns. Normalcy isn't always consistent with creativity, therefore, the design may...

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© TS Lewis  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: god, heaven, math, religion,
Form: Prose
Premium Member Among the Single-digit Numbers

Unlike the number one which stands as one straight line,
the number I am thinking of supports three other lines on top of it,
and these three...

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Categories: math,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Mathematics - Pleiades

Multitude of numbers,
  Multiply, add, divide,
    Minus, percentage, graphs,
      Metres, centimetres,
     ...

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© Jo Daniel  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: magic, math,
Form: Verse
Premium Member black stilettos
last caw at the local pub
black stilettos filling in
empty spaces between puffs...

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Categories: math,
Form: Haiku