Saturday, March 14, 2015

It's Pi Day! Write Pi-ku for Fun!

Most people know that Pi Day is celebrated/honored/recognized on March 14 (3/14). But did you know that there is a Pie Day as well? National Pie Day is January 23rd, but most pizza places offer $3.14 specials on Pi Day and not Pie Day.

Did you also know that there is such a thing as Pi-ku? A form of haiku, Pi-ku consists of three lines with the first line consisting of three syllables, the second line has one syllable, and the third and final line is comprised of four syllables. Three. One. Four. Did you know that the headline to this piece is a Pi-ku? In Pi-ku it reads as follows...

It's Pi Day!
Pi-ku for Fun!

Brilliant? Maybe not but Pi-ku is a fun form to try out and exercise one's creativity in a different direction. Here are a few more examples of Pi-ku dashed off — by someone who is mathematically challenged — this morning.

My brain to ice

Winter sucks
Is but a dream

Bowl of soup
The heart and soul

Spring has sprung
Is still winter

Patty's Day
Green beer all night

Pi-ku verse
Me in stitches

While we explained a Pi-ku we may as well add that Pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Whatever the size of the circle the ratio of the circumference to its diameter will always be 3.14

This year's Pi Day has extra significance because The Museum of Math notes that at 9:26:53 a.m./p.m. today will mark the first ten digits of Pi — 3.141592653! The next occurrence for such an event will be 100 years from now in 2115.

If we managed to make you smile — or cringe — please take the time and leave us your Pi-ku efforts in the comment section below. Happy Pi Day to one and all!