3 Mathematic Limericks


There was this crazy mathematician.
He won an award for his insane addition.
When handed the trophy,
It was revealed her name was Sophie,
And she wasn’t allowed to audition.

Mathematics is Jewel

There is this subject that is taught in school.
Those who love it are not seen as cool.
Addition and subtraction;
Sometimes leading to a fraction.
In the real-world mathematics is a jewel.

Crazy Mathematics

It’s crazy what mathematics can do
Allowing people to discover something new
Using all the different operations
To come up with new innovations
Isn’t math just crazy to you?

Isabella G Spies

Second year BSc: biomedical mathematical sciences student at Stellenbosch University

Empire of winds was inspired by the song of the same name by “Alpine Universe” and partly by the associated documentary trailer. This poem speaks of the primal forces of the Earth which shape existence unseen and how these forces possess a spirit which speaks to the soul, whom craves healing, compassion, and freedom. It may also speak of sailing, channeling the two mediums of the world through a vessel bound with the task of passage, safe guarding of souls, bringing aid and chasing freedom. It speaks of having awe for elements as old as time while being beyond ones control which invite the traveler to journey.

Illustration done by Neil Mellet

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