I first learned about equation poems from Laura Purdie Salas’ Snowman-Cold=Puddle: Spring Equations. In this book, Laura challenges readers to look at ordinary objects a little bit differently, imagining how they may have come to be what they are, or how other things might affect them. It’s a little bit poetry, a little bit math, a little bit science, and a whole lot of fun. Laura has been posting an equation poem every day on her blog, so be sure to check out her examples. She also offers lots of resources for teachers and writers on her website.
Because of Laura, I was inspired to try a few myself.
backyard – snow = green
robins + worms = breakfast
filled feeder + migrating birds = visitors
Earlier this year we had to take down some old pines in our backyard. I tried to make it up to the birds by planting some new inkberry bushes.
backyard – pines = homelessness
backyard + inkberries = bluebird delight
Catherine at Reading to the Core has the Poetry Roundup for today.