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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Awe I loved the title the way you moved math with the beat of love. Could never do that, Genuis.

Posted 13 Years Ago

I'm a math geek and i completely adore this. I like how the story flows and it's very original. good job and keep writing.

Posted 13 Years Ago

I absolutely loved this! Being a complete math nerd myself, I thought that this was such an original and creative way of describing a typical girl-meets-boy situation. I loved the style of this write, and the simple way in which you told the story. The poem was paced perfectly, and the line breaks made for a really effortless flow. This was a beautiful, heartfelt, and intelligent write. Nice work,

Posted 13 Years Ago

Love and math. I don't know. The two seem far apart. I like this poem. You made it seem possible with your words. I like the scenery you create with each set of lines. A outstanding poem. I believe we need luck and timing. Rarely do we open the door for love to come in.

Posted 13 Years Ago

That's an ingenius method of including math into a poem. Definitely a good write on that regard. It's sweet, I like it (:

Posted 13 Years Ago

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




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