This is the first poem I’ve written since childhood. It was funny in class, hopefully it is also funny to visitors of this site and to the readers of the American Mathematical Monthly (volume 119, No. 1, page 24).

Square root of -1 in English class
I can’t please my English Professor,
Who imagines that I can speak better,
He seems so perplexed,
I scream, “i is complex!”
This excuse is the root of my error.

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