#EquationPoem 11

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

Here’s today’s equation poem. Cosmo, this handsome robot, was a Father’s Day gift for Randy a few years ago. I added the springform cake pan to make Cosmo as tall as Judy, his companion who sits on the other side of the fireplace.  They looked very uneven before :>)

I don’t actually know what any of the pieces are. They’re all just metal scrap, some pieces from a car, I think, and others…who knows? But I wanted at least one piece named (poems are all about being specific!), so I went with “gear” for something easily recognizable!

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.

4 Responses

  1. Not sure I would feature such a made with love art piece, but what fun. And you all know how to mix fun with work and adventure! Found poem art? Here’s my poem. (You can tell I am hankering for spring! Being in Penn. is such a tease.)
    (Forsythia + Crab Apple) x Spring sun = Nature’s Museum of Art

    1. Janet, I thought about that, and then I thought about how art’s purpose is to not only express the artist’s view, but to invite viewers to interact and to see things differently. I thought of all the recreations of master classic paintings and sculptures and decided, Why not? Ohhhhh, I love your solution!

      1. Oh what i meant was to display it and the counterpart (you?) beside your fireplace!!! In that I would not make that “design” choice even if it was a gift made with love, but then you guys are so much fun. Very cool sculpture though but I was thinking decor. I wrote this comment about 3 times and kept losing it ie interruptions, phone and computer woes, so I don’t think it came out correctly!!! My originals were so much better. Too long of a story.……
        So, just to be clear I thought it was great for your equation poems, fyi. Very cool sculpture.

        1. Oh, haha. I thought since you had trouble commenting on #12 that this comment went with that. Randy is a huge SF fan, and he picked out this “rebot” sculptures–robots made from recycled metal parts–at an art fair. We love Cosmo and Judy, but yes, they wouldn’t fit in in a whole lot of decors! Sorry for all the interruptions and computer woes. Way too much of both right now!

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