Conversational Mathematics – A Rondeau

Speak unto me in my own tongue,
Stay not dumbfounded or unsung,
Converse yourself in asymptotes
From logs and square roots, feel your oats,
Trail functions with domains far flung.

Dispel the myths of math high-strung.
Like Español, fluent among
Verbs conjugated as love notes,
Speak unto me.

With understanding, fill each lung,
Education should not be wrung,
Communication floats all boats
And wisdom utters words for quotes.
Colloquial ways of the young,
Speak unto me.

Copyright © 2013 Shainbird. All rights reserved.

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About Shainbird

"A lonely craftsman putting one word after another."
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12 Responses to Conversational Mathematics – A Rondeau

  1. Very interesting.. I love rondeau.. And this is a wonderful one. The message is so clear and you have used the words of mathematics so well

  2. Bastet says:

    I’d never have thought to write a rondeau for mathematics…you make is seem so beautiful! Thanks.

  3. Cubby says:

    Very nice! Love the way you rendered this rondeau. Terrific language! 🙂

  4. words4jp says:

    Wow – I am awestruck. This is incredible. I could never – 😉

  5. Wonderful, Shain – let the words come softly and heartfelt

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