Refrigerator Poems

April 9, 2018
By dy/dx GOLD, Edina, Minnesota
dy/dx GOLD, Edina, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
"So what’s calculus? In a sentence: If it moves at a varying speed, if it has a curvy shape, if it has a maximum that you’d like to find, or if it involves adding up an infinite number of terms, then you’re probably looking at calculus." - Stanley F. Schmidt, Ph. D.

The magnets on the refrigerator do make poems.
The refrigerator make the poems do on magnets.
On poems the magnets the refrigerator do make.
Do the magnets on the refrigerator make poems?

The author's comments:

"Refrigerator Poems" mimicks the rearrangement of magnetic words on a refrigerator door. The first line is a statement of the magnets' purpose; the second and third lines represent the momentary jumble of the words as the poet tries to make a new meaning with the same words. The last line shows how the words resolve themselves into a question which implies the poet's skepticism as to the ability of magnetic words to make poems.

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