Happy National Pi Day! (March 14th) It has caught me by surprise, as I am traveling … so I am re-posting from an earlier Pi Day! LOL … Sentiment still holds true!!   😎

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My love thinks
he
is enough for
me …
I must stake my claim
fur-children, close friends, and travel
likewise
needs for my sanity
each rolled into
one parcel

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Happy National Pi Day!

This is written in the long version of Pi-Ku form.

According to Some Novel Ideas Blog (classroom curriculum) on activities to celebrate National Pi Day 3-14 … “So, what is Piku?, it’s a poem of sorts, like a haiku.  But instead of the 5-7-5 format of haiku, Piku uses pi as its base.  The number of syllables in each line of the poem corresponds to the numbers in pi.  In other words, as pi is 3.141592653 …, the first line of the Piku contains three syllables, the second line contains one syllable, the third line contains four syllables …”   If using this formula for Pi-Ku, the total number of syllables…

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  1. Renee Espriu says:

    Absolutely glorious!!

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  2. julespaige says:

    Long pi ku? tau ku is double pi ku. Can you elaborate the directions. Does this form have a different name? It doesn’t quite match either form that I understand.
    (line/syllable count)
    tau ku: 1/6 2/2 3/8
    pi ku (1/2 of a tau ku): 1/3 2/1 3/4

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    • becca givens says:

      The number of syllables in each line of the poem corresponds to the numbers in pi. In other words, as pi is 3.141592653 …, the first line of the Piku contains three syllables, the second line contains one syllable, the third line contains four syllables …” If using this formula for Pi-Ku, the total number of syllables is 39.

      Other sources – use only the first 3 lines … 3 syllables for the first line, 1 syllable for the second line and 4 syllables for the third.

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      • julespaige says:

        Thank you. That helps me to understand this form.
        I thought that Pi stood for some Japanese word, which it also may do.

        I shall add this to my information/explanation page. I don’t remember where I first saw tau ku, then pi ku. I remember some where…you perhaps doing a similar mathematical poem with word counts to the Fibonacci formula. 1+1=2, 1+2=3, 2+3=5, 3+5=8 etc. Which I guess you could apply to syllables or even sentences.

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        • becca givens says:

          Most use the short version of 3-1-4 (which I use most of the time) … I just had fun with the official Pi number with the extension of syllables!

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          • julespaige says:

            Did you create this then?…Impressive. Using the Pi – ‘long form’ ku. I like to do that too – take things out of the box so-to-speak.

            I’m not good with long forms with meter and such. I do like taking a different approach to simple things. I didn’t create the Acrostic Elfje…I’ve just ended up making it my theme this month. 🙂

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