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, based on yesterday’s news! My husband and I walked down the street to the state capitol, where there was a contingent of National Guards to maintain order if need be, hoping to find a rally or celebration of the verdicts happening. Nope (that’s mostly happening across town, either at the trial site or at George Floyd Square), just a rally for legalizing marijuana. Sigh. While an equation poem isn’t long enough to include many details, any poem is a lovely container for emotions that are overwhelming you, even if you can only state them in their simplest, most basic terms.
And if you love equation poems, check out my Snowman-Cold=Puddle: Spring Equations, published by Charlesbridge and with gorgeous art by Micha Archer.
P.S. Click here if you want to see all of this month’s equation poems!