Here is an 8th grader's revision of "On First looking into Chapman's Homer" Sonnet - but with a focus on math:

(I apologize for those who hate math...but this is interesting)

On First Looking Into Euclidean’s Geometry

(by an 8th grader)

Much have I travell’d in the realms of math,

And many goodly exponents and square roots seen;

Round many geometric figures have I been

Which bards in fealty to Einstein hold.

Oft of some flat surfaces had I been told,

That deep-brow’d Euclid ruled as his demesne;

Yet did I never comprehend his actual theme

Till I heard Dad speak out loud and bold:

Then felt I like some watcher of the skies

While a new formula flows from my pen;

Or like smart Pythagoras when with ingenious eyes

He star’d at his theorem – and all his men

Look’d at each other with a wild surmise –

Silent, upon his equation in Ionian.

Interesting how Keats can affect so many kinds of people and so many ages. Some time ago I sent this to Dr. Jack Stillinger at the University of Chicago. (He's a major Keats scholar and edited the definitive Poems of Keats). He loved it and thought it worth sharing with his students to point out the fact that Keats appeals to so many people and somehow relates to their interests. Well, maybe the math department will open a book on Keats....Just thought you might find it fascinating.