3.14159 26535 89793 23846…

Happy Pi Day. Try some March Mathness, and put some Pi in your poetry..


It is Pi Day, that is in the states where we write today’s date 3/14 it is. (Another fun fact is that Einstein was born on this day in 1879.) In another life of mine I sometimes teach math. Kids of all ages have heard of Pi and are fascinated with it. I have had them write Pi-etry and Pi-ku using the digits of Pi to determine either syllable or word-count. Below is my take, using the first 21 digits to dictate syllable count. The second poem is my more free form ode to Pi, or M’ode à la Pi . 

My math students did a remarkable job of writing with the Pi-ku challenge. I challenge you to take a cross-curricular leap and use Pi or the digit sequence of Pi as your inspiration to write a poem today. Use as many or as few digits as you wish…

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2 thoughts on “3.14159 26535 89793 23846…

    • I see that, and I’m very happy to have your reblog of this post here today, even if I did get mixed up as to which one I was responding to. Had to pick up my car from the repair shop at the crack of dawn, and STILL haven’t gotten my first cup of tea, so I’m in a bit of a stupor! But I LOVE this post, and your poems, and will be checking them out again as soon as I have my morning date with Earl Grey! 😀 ❤

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