#EquationPoem 1

Happy National Poetry Month!

For National Poetry Month 2021, I’m posting an equation poem each day. Maybe with an image, maybe without. I needed something very accessible and doable this year! Maybe you feel the same way? I’d love for you to join me, and here are several options for sharing your own or your students’ equation poems:

  • in the comments below
  • on social media with #EquationPoem–and be sure to tag me, please! (@LauraPSalas on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook)
  • on the Padlet on my bookpage here

I was so lucky to be able to visit Chesapeake Bay and Washington DC last week. My first few equation poems are inspired by the photos I took on my phone (and then filtered on the Simply Watercolor app). Here’s today’s equation poem, my first poem for the month:

And if you love equation poems, check out my Snowman-Cold=Puddle: Spring Equations, published by Charlesbridge and with gorgeous art by Micha Archer.

Snowman - Cold = Puddle: Spring Equations

Happy poeming!

P.S. Click here if you want to see all of this month’s equation poems!

P.P.S. If you like these, you might also love This Plus That, by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Jen Corace, and Mathematickles, by Betsy Franco and Steve Salerno.

19 Responses

  1. How wonderful that you had that trip, Laura. I was there, too, a few years ago with students. The ‘lighted path’ must have been really special! Happy April!

  2. This brings me to my favorite place in Maine and sunsets, lighthouses and water views. Here is my effort but not sure “it works”.…. spring + snowstorm = iced daffodils

    1. I love iced daffodils! It sounds like a work of art–a crystal sculpture, maybe. Or a refreshing drink!

    2. Janet, sorry for your daffodils, but that’s a fun equation poem. It makes me think of a ice cold drink for a summer day.

  3. Laura, This is a cool idea and thanks for the book recommendations. I am trying to get a group of student writers together so this might be a great way to start! Thanks!

    1. Love that! This is a super-accessible form for kids. If you go to the book page on my website, you’ll find a padlet full of equation poems, many written by kids, as well as a teaching guide and other resources. have fun!

  4. Laura, I love your new equation poem. It’s stunning! I also have your book and love that.

    Hail + sleet + rain + snow — bird singing = No April Fool’s joke Gail Aldous That’s our weather here near Saratoga Springs, NY, which is our usual March weather. However, April, switched turns with March and we had many spring days that we don’t usually get until the middle of April. Thank you.

    1. Oh, dear! That little detail about the no birds singing brings this equation poem to life, Gail!

      1. Thank you, Laura. The birds were happily singing all AM until the storm rolled in.

  5. Laura, what a wonderful little poem and a fun form. I agree that “accessible and doable” are important attributes for this month’s efforts. Thanks for the effort you put into the image as well!

  6. What a glorious lighted path! Ruth, thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com

    1. I know! It was sad not to have a poetry gathering. We saw one family member (socially distanced) and otherwise stayed very much to just us two. Someday…

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