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Math Poems

Math Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about math. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for math.

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Premium Member A clover's lucky leaf
A clover’s lucky leaf,
in Contract Bridge a table,
ia playgroup of two couples, usually of opposite gender
with riches an auspicious fold,
second in a power series based on two,
the sum of non-opposable digits on a hand,
in religion one past trinity
and half the...Read More
Categories: math,
Form: List



SUPERHERO II
You returned sooner than we expected and you were never sluggish
Same Mike we knew but these episodes kept happening
I remember one day you told us strongly that you were going to be fine
You said you had superpowers, your cells were...Read More
Categories: math, africa, allusion, death, family, feelings, sick, tribute,
Form: ABC
Premium Member The Australian Bush Fires
                          I
Listen up and I'll tell you a truth shall I
about truly who is to...Read More
Categories: math, environment, fire, natural disasters,
Form: Couplet
Premium Member LOVE AND BASIC FACTS
Sometimes I sit and wonder: 
Would our world be on a better path
if in elementary school we paid more attention
to the lessons we learned in math.

I imagine back then we didn’t understand
how those lessons would relate
as we grew a little...Read More
Categories: math, love,
Form: Verse
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 other lines are also straight.
We see no curving lines like which appear in numbers
zero, two,...Read More
Categories: math,
Form: Free verse



Inter Gravissimus, A Papal Bull
a riddle in verse

   What is the number of years
   Israel roamed the wilderness
   if we divide it by ten?

   What is the number of ears
   on a duo of...Read More
Categories: 11th grade, math, relationship,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Equal To It

Most people will assume a girl can cook,
but men can make great chefs, while there are girls
who never at a cookbook took a look!
And some won’t wear a dress or fancy pearls.

We look at men and think ones super tall
are...Read More
Categories: math, happy, heart,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member A Wooden Riddle
A Wooden Riddle

I walk through walls, 
but I'm not dead. 
(as they are unfinished) 
I try to keep the plans, 
locked in my head. 
From the morning I wake up, 
until the time I hit the bed. 

Sheetrock, 
green board,...Read More
Categories: math, blessing, education, husband, motivation, people, perspective, seasons,
Form: Free verse
Puzzles
Found in Math they’ll try to confuse you, throw you off and then amuse you,
When the end is met and you’ve made a mistake; you simple go back and let it flow right.
They’ll send you backwards instead of forwards, make...Read More
Categories: math, 11th grade, confusion, journey, lost, mystery, riddle,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Four
Bridge requires a square table
With a player on each side.
Exchange your greenback dollars
For slot machine quarters to provide.

A basketball team that hoops it up well
May make March Madness semis for a spell.
Pro golfers hit the greens in two pairs
Driving and...Read More
Categories: humorous, math, silly, words,
Form: Free verse
Do the math
What is that state,
of having no law, 
Oh yeah! they call it,
Anarchy. 

Add in the mindset,
of having no belief, 
That’s right, get, 
Nihilistically. 

Multiply by ten,
only you exist, 
A bit tricky 
Solipsistically. 

Right gonna divide,
just by two,
Where’s this going,
Narcissistically. 

Almost...Read More
Categories: math, allegory, confusion, emotions, meaningful, metaphor, words,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member SUNFLOWER SCHOOLGIRL
Walking along the path to school
Wondering how others thought of her, 
whether good or ill.

Oh, she wanted to be thought smart in math.
But no~ for her 'twas a blood bath!
Well, perhaps I'll be witty,said she.
Everyone likes a laugh.

Ah, dearest lass!
They...Read More
Categories: math, girl, growth, school,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Let's Be Kinder
In his essay "Let's Be Reasonable" 
Rev. Todd Eklof [The Gadfly Papers]
reduces reasonable to logical;

This is a common left-brain dominant error,
confusion between deductive premises
and coldly reductive conclusions
calculated assuming cause v effect linear formulas
more than feedback loops
of complex neurological relationships,
ecological analogical...Read More
Categories: health, humanity, integrity, math, political, power, relationship,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member What Is Beauty
What is Beauty? Is it Truth? Is it Art?
Or the mean of the Golden Ratio?
Whatsoe'er beauty is, it does not show
in the vain and ugly, but in the heart
of them where love and charity take part;
it manifests in the wise,...Read More
Categories: art, beauty, love, math, philosophy, sin, truth,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member All Powerful Giraffe
She was a powerful giraffe, all proud and tall 
I saw her strength, and I stood in awe
Her height was noticeable even before I noticed
She was eating a cloud with her right jaw.

Sure, he said, staring into my eyes.
He did...Read More
Categories: math, animal,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Q-U-I Quit
Quiet!
Quotients
Quiz. . .

               ~Quantophrenia!

Quiet!
Quiz—
Quantify
Quotients. . .

               ~Question!

Quest :)

    ...Read More
Categories: conflict, high school, math, teenage,
Form: Alliteration
What If There Was No Poetry
What if I never learned to put words to paper 
or if my mind never taught itself to unwrap a fantasy 
What if math was the only textbook on earth 
and calligraphy never existed, nor rhyming words 
What if I...Read More
Categories: math, appreciation,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I Wonder Why
I wonder why
this perennial topic of death
does not interest me

Even my own
evokes cold detachment
rather than invoking warm 
heated attachment to denial
anger
disappointment
body betrayal.

Death cast in dull shadow
by my fascination with my own mortal
double-boundaried life

Which came from lives
not mine
and returns,
fades
disperses? perhaps,
explodes?
implodes?
re-unmembers
this individuated...Read More
Categories: health, history, integrity, math, memory, mystery, power,
Form: Political Verse
Premium Member Why
The oldest question there is...why are we here?
Some will look to God...and rely solely on prayer.
Reality is perception...we find what we seek.
There are two types of people in this world...the strong and the weak.

The weak will always follow...the strong will...Read More
Categories: math, encouraging,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Year I Give to Myself
I hope to redeem myself by being nicer to me
in this new year
I was not kind last year, or the year before,
angry with my body for failing me
Taking no blame
This year I am smarter, wiser, an owl really.

I will take...Read More
Categories: math, new year,
Form: Free verse
my son from early to present
he is a god
given hap
piness in
my life

before 
he could
even speak
english he told

me his very
first German
joke and where
he learned German

is beyond
me and i must
say he is in no
way part of my

gene puddle
deep and or from 
the shallow end but 
enough said...Read More
Categories: math, muse,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Modern Math is Not for Me
Tally marks, bar graphs, pie charts too
Mathematic formulas make me blue
Geometry turns my purple blood cold
The new math makes me feel truly old

Arithmetic word problems are my forte’
When I read them, I say this is okay.
X minus Y may indeed...Read More
Categories: math, school,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Bar Math

There are five likely females                  
(not counting the barmaid),
plus a few calculating men.
There are others,
dead-eyed drinkers
and such, who don’t count.

Time to figure odds.
The...Read More
Categories: math, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Math Murder
Is science the killer 
of intuition

Can feelings so easily
be dispelled

The numbers unchained,
math murder proclaimed

Our souls and our spirits
—to quell

(Dreamsleep: January, 2020) 
...Read More
Categories: math, science,
Form: Rhyme
Rewind
Rewind
By Julia Shaw

At seventy-two my life has been so very fine,
That I'd like to push a button and just rewind.
I'd go back to my wedding day so exciting
And marry again the man I found so inviting.
He's been all things to...Read More
Categories: math, appreciation, child, daughter, life, nostalgia, time, tribute,
Form: Rhyme