"All of the capybara trivia in it is true"
April 1, 2015 12:59 PM Subscribe
Measure Yourself by the Standard of the Capybara
April is both Mathematics Awareness Month and National Poetry Month, so logically we should be reading mathematical poetry. "Unit of Measure" by Sandra Beasley is a perfect poem for this purpose. This year ’s Mathematics Awareness Month theme is “mathematics, magic, and mystery.” How could a poem that proposes the capybara as a universal ruler not be magical? How could the fishiness of the capybara not be mysterious?
You can listen to Sandra Beasley reading the poem at the Poetry Foundation website. While introducing the poem, she assures us that all of the capybara trivia in it is true.Capybaras previously: Animals sitting on capybaras, A snuggle buddy of unusual size, Rodents Of Unusual Size? I don't think they exist, The Fantastical Capybara.
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