Mathematically in love?

Mathematically in love?

A Poem by alison13

not really a personal one..wrote this as an article for our math magazine :)


Mathematically in love?


Every day in their lunch break,

She would put her headphones on

And drift in an off-field calculus,

 Trying to find the right expressions

In the quadratics of her life


She’d close her eyes

And think of the boy in her geometry class.

She’d try to add up the ways to say hi,

And subtract the humiliating probabilities.


She’d write updates in her journal,

About the guy who triples the speed of her heartbeat

And graphs a different point in her day

Imagining an algorithm for the two of them


In the bathroom after class,

She’d study her triangles in the mirror

And find reasons for her plans about the boy

Sitting behind her in geometry to be congruent


When she saw him leaning on the wall

Watching the Romeo and Juliet play from afar, they spoke

And at that point, she found out that

They have a common denominator after all


Like her, he was a critic

And with the intensity of actors

Plotting every lovely scene they watched

The students cry with the last line


She went home after with a grin in her face

Reduced her worries to its simplest terms

And mastered the equations of his smile

And his non-factorable ideas stuck in her mind.


Later, she’d write on her journal

Expanding the scenario with every detail

Thinking how her life could be as simple as

The square root of four.


© 2011 alison13

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Being a lover of math, :) made your theme very enjoyable to me :) And, such a sweet story.

Posted 13 Years Ago

I liked this, just becuz i like poems when they are wriiten as stories. I'll be honest and say that i HATE math, but this was an intresting idea. great write! :)

Posted 13 Years Ago

This poem made me grin. I love the math that was put into it and how it all made sense. This is wonderful =)

Posted 13 Years Ago

lol Math was NOT my subject . . . still isn't I'm afraid. It's a nice piece, but mostly above my head.

Posted 13 Years Ago

awww this is cute! what a great poem!

Posted 13 Years Ago

i don't like math.. but i really like this poem. and this is actually relevant to what i feel right now. great job! :)

Posted 13 Years Ago

WoW Oooh. This is one wonderfully, delightfully beautiful piece of poetry i've ever read. It is such a wonderful blending of the simple mathematical terminologies in the complex equations of getting attracted to someone and solving the equation for the probability of success and failure and proceeding only if P(Success) >= 0.5. LOL. I just loved this one. Made me smile. Made my feel like go out there, take your hands and shake it firmly and say well done, girl. Really made me smile :-)
In terms of poetry also, this is succinct, poignant and well paced. And i have to add i'm surprised this came from a 14year old...You have way to go..

Posted 13 Years Ago

Ha! I loved this! I'm a math geek and a lover of poetry so congratulations on combining two of my favorite things! This was a really good read. :)

Posted 13 Years Ago

This is one mathematically brilliant poem:)

Posted 13 Years Ago

Wow! Such nice poem of yours. Unfortunately, I didn't saw your group's mag. Good job!

Posted 13 Years Ago

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Added on October 13, 2010
Last Updated on May 4, 2011




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