Sandburg’s classic poem has timeless appeal for all those, young and old, who have ever struggled with the seeming intractibility of math (“Arithmetic is where. Arithmetic. Carl Sandburg. “Arithmetic” is a free verse poem – a poem without rhyme or regular meter. In this poem, Carl Sandburg lists his thoughts. Arithmetic is where numbers fly like pigeons in and out of your head. Arithmetic tells you how many you lose or win if you know how many you had before you.

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Refresh and try again. I like this poetry book more for the illustrations. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. Arithmetic Out of your head!

BookDB marked it as to-read Oct 19, Donna Elliott rated it liked it Jun 08, The artwork is intriguing. Michael Lloyd-Billington rated it liked it Oct 27, K marked it as to-read Sep 27, He won two Pulitzer Prizes, one for his poetry and another for a biography of Abraham Lincoln. Marwa Arafa marked it as to-read Apr 08, Carl Sandburg’s Other Poems. Maya rated it liked it May 30, arithmehic Children wandburg be interested in the pictures in this book.


Igraine added it Feb 23, It was quick and easy to read as well as informative. Mencken called Carl Sandburg “indubitably an American in every pulse-beat”. A beautifully envisioned humorous elaboration arithmetid the sweep of an otherwise boring yet most essential subject.

Enjoyed it thoroughly, though I have always been scared of the subject in school. Funny and interesting calculation of arithmetic Marlon marked it as to-read Dec 01, Want to Read saving…. The illustrations are anamorphic, which means they’re distorted to make you look at things differently.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Awesome poem, I always hated anything to do with arithmetic but i have seen them in different light. Still I Rise Maya Angelou. My grandmother had typed a copy for me when I was in grade school, but I lost it.

Amy marked it as to-read Sep 18, Beverly rated it liked it Jan 09, Kezia marked it as to-read Nov 03, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Good for middle school math. Pat Winter marked it as to-read Apr 26, They are sometimes huge, sometimes small, something curvy, sometimes diagonal, depending on what is written on the page. I’ve spend years and years racking my brain trying to remember just a little bit of the poem to search for it and now I’ve finally found it!


There was some interesting optical illusions to study. Lori Laster added it Nov 01, Rebecca Tversky marked it as to-read Aug 31, Lien marked it as to-read Jan 10, Hardcover27 pages. Lora rated it liked it May 16, With the muse of calculation.

Arithmetic Poem by Carl Sandburg – Poem Hunter

Thanks for telling us about the problem. This poem is filled with American anachronisms. You hold the book partially open and look with your eye close to the red arrow.

Veronica Legaspi added it Dec 11, sanbdurg Dane Arvee marked it as to-read Dec 04, Betsy Brown rated it it was amazing Sep 06, Return to Book Page. Poems by Carl Sandburg: Evelia marked it as to-read Nov 11, Prince Priyam marked it as to-read Jun 26, Sandra Marie marked it as to-read Jan 08,