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

+++

Calculate
Your
Round dimensions

+++

Ratios
Round
Inside, outside

+++

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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1. I like the 3-1-4 pi-kus. Very clever!

2. Oh and here is my attempt at a pi-ku...
Pi-tastic
SAS
Celebration

3. More pi for
Me
More pi for you
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I
Have some more pi?
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Apple pie
For
Desert tonight
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Longest chord
And
Circumference
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Ratio?
NO!
Transcendental!!

• Alison Bolen on

Love the double meaning in this one. I feel like the 3-1-4 pi-kus improve with single syllable words.

4. Allison
I
just love this game
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spring is here
in
mi-ssi-ssa-uga
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