Thursday, July 19, 2007

Pi poems

Over in creative writing class, I came up with a pi poem. I don't know if anyone has thought of this before: essentially, a poem versified according to the digits of pi. And, of course, it has to be about a circle or sphere of some sort (and don't forget the metaphorical structure!) Here's my first attempt:

I travelled
the wide, wide world
as far as I could
Just when I thought I reached journey's end
I found
--to my wide eyed surprise!--
was back where I began

Other pi-related poems I found involved words whose letter lengths corresponded to pi:

  • Paul the Mathematician's Pi Poems

  • Lorreen's poem about pie

  • A reworking of The Raven (encoding 740 digits!)

  • or rhyming the numbers:

  • Steve Bergen's pi poem

  • or simply about pi itself:

  • A poem by Jesse Campbell, 3rd grade

  • Liz's pi poems
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