Let's celebrate Pi Day with a pi-ku

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a pi-ku for Pi Day

Math lovers, do you know what day it is? It's Pi Day, which we celebrate every year on March 14 because the date 3-14 matches the first three digits of pi, 3.14.

This year, I'm celebrating with poetry, combining my love of math with my love of language. Word Spy explains that a pi-ku is a haiku written about pi. Using the standard haiku formula of three lines with syllable counts of 5-7-5, I wrote this:

To understand pi
Is to understand constants
And infinity

But what if you want your pi-ku to have a 3-1-4 syllable count that matches pi? Then you can write short, little pi-kus like the ones I've written here.

Polygons
For
Archimedes

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Calculate
Your
Round dimensions

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Ratios
Round
Inside, outside

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Circumference
and
Diameter

Which do you prefer? The 5-7-5 pi-ku or the 3-1-4 pi-kus? I challenge you to write a few and leave them in the comments below, or tweet them to @sassoftware on Twitter. You can also read more Pi Day posts from previous years.

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Alison Bolen

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+Alison Bolen is an editor at SAS, where she writes and edits content about analytics and emerging topics. Since starting at SAS in 1999, Alison has edited print publications, Web sites, e-newsletters, customer success stories and blogs. She has a bachelor’s degree in magazine journalism from Ohio University and a master’s degree in technical writing from North Carolina State University.

9 Comments

  1. Leo Sadovy

    More pi for
    Me
    More pi for you
    ---------------------------------------------------
    Please Sir, may
    I
    Have some more pi?
    ----------------------------------------------------
    Apple pie
    For
    Desert tonight
    ----------------------------------------------------
    Longest chord
    And
    Circumference
    ----------------------------------------------------
    Ratio?
    NO!
    Transcendental!!

  2. Charu Shankar

    Allison
    I
    just love this game
    ************************
    spring is here
    in
    mi-ssi-ssa-uga
    ***********************
    what about
    you
    are you warm yet
    **********************

    • Alison Bolen
      Alison Bolen on

      Hi, Charu. Now I feel like I should have been leaving all my reply comments in pi-ku! It is indeed acting like Spring in Ohio on Pi Day, which is unusual. I never trust Spring until the end of April.

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