# A Challenge for Pi Day: Write Your Own Pi-ku

Tomorrow is March 14, 3/14, 3.14, or as it's known to many unlikely to have other plans, Pi Day. I'm learning about a few ways Pi Day is celebrated by so-called mathletes. There are pie contests and pizza parties. Those who can recite more than just three digits do so out loud to no one in particular, and the Exploratorium in San Francisco holds an all-day celebration. And some people, we understand, write pi-ku—haiku about pi. I say we take it one step nerdier and make new rules.

First line: 3 syllables

Second line: 1 syllable

Third line: 4 syllables

What you got, BPPeople?

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Hello Pi

Oh...

Endless digits

I'll get to work on my pi-ku, but just wanted to share that in Algebra 2 junior year of high school, my friends and I were so bored that we memorized pi to fifteen digits.

Yeah, I'm that cool.

three point one

four

one five nine ahhhhhhhhh!!!!

(It's not my best work... but it's a )start!

Hmmm, why is

Pi

Ubiquitous?

Dear Ian,

I'll

make you a pie.

Three One Four

Point

After the Three

Pi piques nerds

but

sucks as dessert

Only pi

Is

In the Bible.

(Check it out for yourself; it involves the dimensions of the altar in the Temple)

A constant

It's

Transcendental

Why is pi

Square

As pie is round?

Three point one

Four

et cetera

Impressive,

all.

Keep 'em coming.

And Summer,

yours:

not surprising.

To Nora,

I'll

see you later.

Haiku is

hard

enough, okay?

How I love

my

perfect circle.

Work stops for

pie;

quiche for dinner.

infinite

point,

repeats itself

circumf'rence

o'er

diameter

infinite

fun

for all ages

pi is Greek

pie

is American

in degrees

pi

is one-eighty.

but...

radians

are

more elegant.

March fourteenth--

Pi

Day ain't for squares

pi pi pi oh my!

has never ending digits

yay! happy pi day

Pi are squared

gets

the area

I can has

pie

for pi day, no?

Pi Day pie

is

good for us all.

A great day

is

when its pi day

pi, you sneak

are

in pi-sces twice.

(Maybe that means anchovies on everyone's pizza?)

Pie is to

die.

"Pushing Daisies."

Wrap around

my

diameter

pie loves pi.

why?

no pi no pie

I wish I

was

slight more like Pi

Apple Pie

Yum

No math for me

"circle jerk"

or

"why pi ain't square"

I like pi

but

not as a food

Pie in the

sky

says my brother

I dont like

pie

except one(pi)

Ratio

di-

to circumference

---

A number

So

Infinitely

---

Three five five

o???er

hundred thirteen

---

Area

this

times rad'ius squared

pi, best of

all

transcendental

Beware pi

day,

Ides of March eve.

Confusion.

Pray,

hide, or eat pie?

First, I don't mean to slight pi, but I'm an engineer, so...

Though I like

pi,

e serves me more.

This was a shortening of my NY Times Tierney Lab Pi Day contest entry of a 5-7-5 pi-ku:

Although I favor

Transcendental e instead

Euler dovetailed pi.

If you don't know Euler's Identity, you should wiki it.

haiku about pi

why write about such a thing

it's just a number

Everyone

likes

pi, yay pi day!

---

Someone said

yum

yea, it's pi day.

---

If you dont

like

pi, youre crazy.

---

pi-ku's are

fun

horray pi-ku's!

Pi, you are

most

irrational

Pi are squared

But

My pie is round

Pilatelist: One who collects digits of pi

Pie are square?

No!

Cornbread are square!

Hawaii

Grows

Fruit: Pi-napples!

two pi are

not

like pi r squared

This one seems kinda obvious:

Three fourteen!

Here's

Pi in your eye

Pi R squared

Pi

R Delicious

Pi-Ku why?

too

Haiku I Q

Why is Pi

So

Irrational

Cosine Pi

Is

Negative One

Because we can't get enough of y'all this week: http://www.radio-sweethearts.com/?p=49

Happy pi-day!

(Kerry from r/s)

This is out of control. If we make it to 314 posts I'm going to flip.

I tried to make my pi party piece 3:14 but it came in a couple seconds short.

Hoosiers must

Round

To three point two

Pi Movie

Nine-

teen Ninety-Eight

Great Movie!

(Please

Check your facts first)

pi r squared

no

most pi are round

no end to

the

reality

three point one

four

to forever

area

or

length? move 2

endless noise

yet

transcendental

Question: I had heard that the Indiana State Legistlature once passed a resolution that pi must be 3. Does anyone have any information on this?

Pi is also endlessly useful to impress your boss with all the knowledge you DO possess, when challenged with not knowing a thing. ;-)

Listening on capradio.org (Sacramento)

infinite

and

irrational

Pi in sum:

Ad

Infinitum

encircle

my

circumference

About Three

If

You Estimate

Dick, see the link to Wikipedia in Earwig's post, above.

Elegant

Pi

Infinitely

A good book

Read

The Life of Pi

Greeks pronounced

"pee"...

English is best.

sorry about this observation...but we're all so pieing to express ourselves!

Love in dreams

gives

nothing awake.

Pi Day is

on

Friday this year!

math constant

pi

irrational

radians

or

degrees, its pie

Pumpkin Pi

is

what I like best

Monk would round

Pi

To four point oh

Why didn't you mention Archimedes in your segment on Pi. Born in 287 BC, died in 212 BC.A just published book "The Archimedes Codex" tells of the recovery of this almost 2000 year old manuscript detailing Archimedes mathematic genius.

number pi

why

for circle size

I got confused, and wrote pi haikus:

You are the key

to the circle's mystery

Simple, yet complex

Digits won't do it

Neither will any fraction

Why must we round it?

To get circumference,

multiply diameter

by three point one four

Three point o-

happiness

not

consternation

Infinite?

Not.

It's less than four.

or...

Pi equals

Three

In the Bible

(See 2 Chronicles 4:2 for this particular "truth".)

Me? Eighteen

That's

All I have learned:

three

point one four one five

nine two six eight nine seven nine three

two three

Twenty two

O'er

Seven is close

"Strictly speaking, pi represents the constant ratio of a circle's diameter to its circumference..."

You guys have this backwards. Pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, not the other way around. Please edit the page before the next generation of American rocket scientists crash another probe!!!

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=88239845

Pi just goes

on

and on and on

Kathleen made

one:

three berries plus plum

True beauty

Of

Circumference

-for my dad, who's birthday is Pi Day. -Eris

Hey, please fix your online article. You CAN have an "e day" and it is 2/7 (Feb. 7) which corresponds to 2.7.

Pi Day - yay!

Damn.

I ate my pie.

Dear Jon,

Give the Inspired Authors a break; do you know how hard it is to write a decimal point in Hebrew?

Full circle.

Can't

Go without pi.

O.k., I slipped, so here's a second edition.

Seventeen

That's

All I have learned:

three

point one four one five

nine two six five three five eight nine...uh...

seven nine

three two three, and so on.

how did I

miss

Pi Day?...Next Year!

"Pi has been around a long time. A man named William Jones identified the magical number in the 1700s."

Excuse me??? I believe pi being C/D was known and identified a really long time before the 1700s! Perhaps the writer meant to say that The modern symbol for pi was first used in 1706 by William Jones. Your opinion does not have validity just because you uttered it. Get your facts straight!

I'm late to the party as always, but I still wanna play. So, here is my pi-ku:

circumference

by

diameter

Accurate, if not creative. :P

Why the pi?

trad

haiku here:

The Giant Pi drops;

at MathematiciansPictures.com;

I like to watch it.

Quite something;

Awe,

All around us!

Universe

Poem

Constantly here.

What goes a

Round

Can come around...

Once again

What

Goes round comes back...

And once more,

Duck!

What left returns.

Meaningless?

Pi

Has its point.

However

Pi's

Irrational.

oops!

Has its point;

Pi

Meaningless?

point, rivkah

you

boomerang us

double oops! Oh, Great Judge of What Gets On The Blog, save me and remove the flawed pi-cus!!! Thank you!

Meaningless?

Pi

Has its one point.

Finally, a functional neuron trail! Yeah!

okay, yeah,

sure,

but not today

My, Oh my

Pi

You are useful

My friend memorized to about 50 digits of pi in 1 night and said it the next morning

3.1415926535897932384626433832795 and thats all i got... and no i'm not a nerd... i'm just smart!!!=]

Three-Hundred

and

sixty degrees

Circumference by

Diameter of the fruit

I eat apple PI

if pi were

three,

all circles would

be

hexagons. But they ain`t.