Spring Equations

I got a sample of Laura Purdue Salas’ recently published poetry picture book, Snowman-Cold=Puddle: Spring Equations on my Kindle (my library’s e-collection doesn’t have it yet. I love the equations in the sample, like the one in the title. The page layouts include the equation with illustrations by and some brief facts about the equation. I like it a lot, so I’ll probably end up with the book!

I’ve had the equations on my mind, and I’ve been trying to notice small Spring moments so I can write some equations. Here is what I have so far:

early Spring mornings + birds = symphony

Robins are one type of bird that sing in the morning. (That’s my first fact. I want to research Indiana birds and their songs to get more specific.)

moon + water droplets = corona or maybe moonbow (more poetic)

This phenomenon is most often seen as the moon approaches the full moon. (I noticed it early this evening near sunset. Tomorrow is a full super moon. Again more research will add more facts to this equation.)

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4 Responses to Spring Equations

  1. That is a fascinating read, it sounds mindblowing but lovely. I love your word ‘moonbow’ that is just perfect!

  2. Leigh Anne Eck says:

    I love everything Laura writes. She is amazing. Your equations are wonderful, too! My husband also said the ring around the moon meant snow – I hope he is wrong! This is something I may need to try. I used your ABC poem form yesterday. I had yours from 2014 or 2015 marked as a draft in Blogger, and boom, it was perfect for my poem yesterday! So thank you!

  3. arjeha says:

    I like this idea of equations in poetry. Opens up a whole new way of looking at things.

  4. Ramona says:

    Love that my blogging friends keep me apprised of the approaching super moon (2nd reference I’ve seen). Jack and I have been listening to bird symphonies on our walk. Love this equation format. I need to request Laura’s book.

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