TalkingWriting is an online journal that's celebrating its 10th birthday -- TEN YEARS of including mathematics in its mix of poetry. This mathy connection has grown strong through the poetry editorship of Carol Dorf, poet and retired math teacher. In this anniversary issue, poems are paired with works of visual art and the effect is stunning; from it, I offer below samples of poems by Amy Uyematsu and by me.
Amy Uyematsu's poem "Lunes During This Pandemic" thoughtfully applies the counting structure of the "lune" (aka "American Haiku") with three-line stanzas of 3/5/3 words per line.
from: Lunes During This Pandemic by Amy Uyematsu
Cloudless blue sky
with no evidence of virus —
a beguiling view
A senior checklist —
mask, gloves, glasses, wipes for
everything you touch
Are you okay?
we ask over and over
unable to hug For the rest of this poem go here.
My poem plays with sounds and meanings of math-words:
from: Musings From a Math Woman by JoAnne Growney
Topological equivalence is the bond we share
in this neighborhood where nothing's square
and zero know serenity with our group's identity. For the rest of this poem go here.
AND . . . . for lots and lots more math-poetry fun, visit the TalkingWriting website and do a SEARCH using "mathematics" and discover a host of delights!