Foxed-Boxed (A Square Poem)

Mathematics and Language. Like mustard and custard, they should never be mixed.

Or should they?

Yesterday I came across a form of poetry which draws from both worlds: Mathematics and Language. Written by the beloved children’s author and mathematician Lewis Carroll, “A square poem” (found here) can be read either vertically or horizotally.

Fascinated, I decided to write my own. It was tricky, but remarkably fun and satisfying. I present to you now:

Foxed-Boxed

A

 

Puzzling

Puzzle

Just

For

You,

 

Puzzling

Right?

Now

Solve

This

Clue,

 

Puzzle

Now.

Of

This

Fear

Not.

 

Just

Solve

This.

Now

You’re

Caught!

 

For

 

This

Fear,

You’re

Out—

Foxed—

You

Clue

Not.

Caught

Foxed—

Boxed!

 

-M.M.

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