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Pi Day 2016 – A Poetic Recap

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Welcome Pi Lovers! If today is still March 14th, Happy Pi Day!

Please enjoy this salute to Pi – throughout my graduate school career I’ve been collecting memes, writing poems, and otherwise trying to find fun expressions of Pi and other mathematical terms. Here’s a “Best Hits” post of everything Pi-related.

Also, check out the Pi in the Sky Post on this same blog.

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2016 Pi Letter-count Poetry
“3”= a 3-letter word, “1” = a 1-letter word, “4” = a 4-letter word; or “14” = a 14-letter word…

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Can I have a horse. (by Jennifer Knauss)
3      1   4      1   5
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Set a poem a month, conscious of effort given, and write strongly.
3     1  4         1  5             9                  2   6          5           3      5         8
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Yes, Existentialism I found worrisome as advice – never was death inviting!
3       14                         1 5            9                  2   6              5          3       5          8
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The indestructible electromagnetic supercoil is losing power!
3       14                        15                             9                2  6           5
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2015 Pi Numerical Acrostic  
3.14… = C.AD…
(Three Short Pieces)
Circumference
.
A
Diameter
Assaults
Evident
Indivisibility.
Built
For
Every
Circle.
Enticing
However
Infinite.
Circle
.
Always
Driving
Amazing
Equations.
Incessantly
Burgeoning
Flawlessly
Empirical
Calculations.
C’mon.
A
Dumb
Archimedes
Even
Isn’t
Bothering.
Forget
Everything.

Rebecca Black
Here is a musical interlude:
Pi, being numeric, can be adapted into music quite easily. Now, making it sound good is a different story. I had tinkered with this idea on a piano in 2012 or so before finding that nearly two decades before someone had composed a symphony and then gone to great lengths to arrange a fantastic performance.
On YouTube you can find many adaptations of Pi in music, but I particularly like this one. The musical arrangement is modern in its harmonies, romantic and American in its sensibilities and is overall just pleasant to hear, and the semi-narrated video describes fascinating parts of the production process.  Here is the first movement of the Pi Symphony, performed by the Ruse Orchestra in Bulgaria.

 

2014 and Earlier: Traditional Pi Canon

Limerick

There once was a Greek, Archimedes,
Who loved to eat lots of good sweeties,
So he came up with Pi,
Became quite a round guy,
And now he can’t see his own feeties.

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Haiku

3 Point 1 4 1
5  9  2  6  5  3  5
8  9  7  9

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Acrostic

Perfectly
Irrational

Dwight

Many people considered last year (3.14.15) to be the best Pi day. This yea, 3.14.16, is really just 3.14159 rounded up! HAPPY ROUNDED PI DAY!

Free Verse
Pi, you endless
circular, non-repeating, non-repeating fraction
Never be shackled by 22/7
Break free, for though your roots are of division,
You are infinite.

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Petrarchan Sonnet
As I woke up one clear fourteenth of March,
And came to look upon the azure sky,
It crossed my mind it was the day of pi,
As I munched on my bowl of curds and starch.
And such was mine to celebrate the date,             5
That comes but once a year, this 3 – 1 – 4.
I cast confetti out upon the floor,
Then swept it up, which for work made me late.
And, lo, my boss just did not understand,
The reason for my less than timely trip,                 10
For I was loathe to speak to him the truth.
But my coworker Dave did lend a hand,
and told of 3 – 1 – 4, which I did skip,
To which my grinning boss poured us vermouth.

TGIpi

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2014’s The World of Pi – Unfinished by the artist, because…well he got busy ok!
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