9 times 1 is 9,

10 minus 1 is also 9,

11 minus 2 is still 9,

Math tricks could be divine!

1 plus 1 is 2,

2 people can make life cool.

2 times 2 makes a family of 4,

Toys and books are all over the floor.

4 times 6 is a class in school,

24 kids do math in a zoo.

5 times 6 is a banquet near the ocean,

Where decent folks do their celebration.

6 times 6 is 36,

You see pigeons dwell on streets 4 weeks.

7 times 7 is the joy of heaven,

60 minus 49 is eleven.

8 times 8 is the island near a shore,

10 times 10 makes the perfect score.

9 times 9 sends you back home

10 minus 9 is the rhythm of the poem.

This is written for One Shot Wednesday

In honoring Adam at dustus

Who has been a long time supporter of Thursday Poets Rally and a published poet….

Adam, Thanks for your professionalism and best of luck on your One Stop Wednesday Today!

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Lovely Word and Number Play Jingle.. Nice Mathematics and Nice picture. Great Great Great…

–Someone Is Special–

You are always so creative. Very nice my friend 🙂

Very clever. I am soooo not a math person. We have an exhibit at our museum where I’m a docent. The artist is a math major who creates complex equations that he inputs into a software program he developed. The program generates images from the equations…incredible colors and forms (feathers, trees….). I tremble at the thought of showing it to kids who understand the algebra. Yikes.

Creative use of numbers – marriage, children, children growing up, old age. It’s all int he numbers. Nice one.

Interesting interweaving of numbers and life. Nice!

Very creative bit of poetry…was quite fun to read.

Love these numbers, Jingle! In a kind way , maybe you could check one subtraction and change one number….no offense intended, only caring for you. Heartspell 🙂

That is so cool.. fun, math and loads of happiness around.. I loved the “pigeon” line

😀

Love

Olivia

xox

I didn’t know that about pigeons! 4 weeks eh?

Fun interesting poem!

xoxo

Jingle you are SOOOOO much fun. Nice right though math and I don’t really understand each other. Love and Light, Sender

and as always a very clever post xxx

UR 2 clever!

Nice One Shot, Jingle!

very well done! I start to sweat a bit when i see all those numbers, mathphobic that i am. but i’m glad you have it all figured out, double entendre intended.

Perfectly 100 percent fine! Great poem. You are very talented!

Mathematical poetry…very interesting…nicely done.

Cheers!

Oh I really do like a post that is out of the ordinary………

You know I like your math poems, and it is very thoughtful you post this one 🙂

Rhyming “36” with “four weeks”with x and k sounds—very cool—combining abstract symbol with time. Cheers Jingle

I am submitting my entry quite early to you but indeed it is already Thursday here…I will begin the tour d 18 when you open the event…cheers!

http://lordemmanuel.wordpress.com/2010/09/16/a-freeman-once-said/

Clever mingling of word and number Thanks for reading and commenting on my poem. Hope your week goes well.

Very well done Jingle and yeahhh to Adam!! xxx

What a fun ride! I really enjoyed reading your poem. I love math anyways. The last line was a nice end. Well done, a truly creative entry. Bravo!

Nicely done.

Cheers to your creativity Jingle.

you speak the language of numbers!!!!!!!

Warm Aloha from Honolulu

Comfort Spiral

glad I’m a number person. This was fun!

Jingle…You do have fun in life. I love how you always bring a smile to my face. I hope all is well. I will hopefully be able to join in more…soon. 😦 Stay well and happy.

Lovely play on words and very creative…and this is math even I can understand! I didn’t jump back intot he rally because I wasn’t sure if I could or not. I can visit and comment, but I’m not doing awards anymore because it just takes so much time. I deleted my awards page. I know you put a tremendous amount of time, energy, and creativity in awards. I did not want in any way to disappoint you. I have great respect for your hard efforts and your talent as a poet. I wish the rally much success, and appreciate all you’ve done (and continue to do) for the online network of poets. Thanks.

Suzi, at Jingle poetry, no awards…

At Poets Rally, things will change…

I will have firm control of stuff…

Thanks for the feedback.

I should have read this in the morning when my mind was still fresh!

just fantastic. 🙂

One times one is one

This was fun – well done!

You are a fabulous writer..

Writing Style – – http://www.3smartcubes.com/pages/tests/writing_style/writing_style_instructions.asp

Nice word and number play Jingle, will teach my kid this soon and thanks for stopping by my blog too 🙂

hmmmm…….quite a creative post Jingle. Loved it.

Wow!!! Quite interesting.

What more can I say you are simply the best. Fantastic mix of maths divided by times with plus in a rush minus the virus equals the next sequel. tQ

Between you and Bananaz you have my brain in a spin 😀 Especially like ‘2 people can make life cool’!

Fun aaaannnd I got a math lesson (which as someone with a degree in English, I can always use the help with my numbers!). I have a new poem up on my blog too–while not as fun as yours–hope you’ll enjoy!

I always love your math poems, Jingle!

I’m so not a math person either, and yet there i was loving numbers and loving your poem as I followed along. What a great One Shot.

xoxo

That’s some mighty complicated math. Very cute!

Mine is here: http://razzamadazzle.wordpress.com/2010/09/15/fading-friends/

Hi Jingle,

Oh me oh my, I LOVE numbers!! I love them! This is great. My best friends growing up were the number 8 (the snowman), the number 7 (man with a top hat), and the number 4 (always cross-legged).

Thumbs up, Mr. Jingle. Great One-Stop Shot!

~xo

Now this was one clever poem, Jingle!! Too good!

“9 times 9 sends you back home” – WOW!! Dark and true…

“10 minus 9 is the rhythm of the poem.” — AWESOME !! Loved this rhythm …

Jingle, you are the coolest math gal around!! 🙂

Happy Friday!

Interestingly creative work and a captivating read…….

Regards~ Sayandeep

Hi Jingle

Still catching up on all the great One Shots, been a very busy time for me privately over the last week, so had to put these on a back burner….

maths and poetry, very clever, but then why not, maths is everywhere, in whatever we do…cheers for sharing Pete