## Introduction: Pi-Poetry With Professor Pi

Though Pi is a favorite to celebrate among the mathematicians, it also has its place in poetry. Using the special number sequencing of Pi: 3.1415, Professor Pi will give instructions on how classic poetry forms such as Haiku, Iambic Pentameter, and the Sonnet, can be adapted using Pi characteristics to create a new mathematical art form known as Pi-Poetry.

## Step 1: Step 1: Get in PI Attire

Before attempting Pi Poetry, first you must get in the proper mood. This includes geeking out on anything PI-related. Besides classic attire with the Pi symbol, such as the pictured Pi-Tie, you might also think about wearing classic nerdy glasses. If you don't happen to have nerdy glasses, these can easily be made with PIpe cleaners. Smoking any kind of PIpe is also a good way to mix the brainy mathematician look with the worldly poet look. I choose this oddly shaped DIY bubble PIpe which has 3.14 loop-de-loops, designed to produce a plethora of spherically shaped bubbles.

## Step 2: Step 2: Make and Drink a Spherical Sunrise

To enhance creativity, imbibe in a cocktail named the Spherical Sunrise.

What you'll need:

* 4/3 cup PIneapple juice (PI for short)

* A rum (r) cube. This can be made by freezing rum in an ice-cube tray or any cube-form

Combining 4/3 PI x r cubed will give you a Spherical Sunrise, which when consumed will give you the appropriate genius of a mathematician and eccentricity of a poet. Anything you write will be brilliant.

## Step 3: Write a PI-KU (句)

Derived from Haiku (俳句 high-koo)

which uses a 5-7-5 syllable pattern.

Definition: A Poem in which the number of syllables in each line, matches that of PI: 3.1415

What is the

Point

Of

Never-ending

PI?

It's irrational.

## Step 4: Write in Iampic PI-tameter

Definition: A poem in which each line has double the syllables and the number of metrical feet as that of PI.

MatheMatical Ratio

a

Fraction

a Number-Crunching disTracTion

let Go

for You will Never reach SatisFacTion

## Step 5: Write a Pi-Sonnet

Definition: a poem of fourteen lines following the rhyming scheme: aaa.bccccbddddd; Typically a love poem.

*Diameter, a straight and simple number*

*Alone and feeling down and umber*

*In boredom she would simply slumber*

[Pointed pause]

*But wait!*

*A number of a different sort*

*Up front, she finds he's rather short*

*Oh, but past the point, there's no report*

*of ever reaching an ending port. *

*It’s fate!*

*He’s different, yes, not Hex nor Bi.*

*This irrational number was her guy.*

*At last she'd found her Sweetie Pi.*

*And so, she proposed with an excited cry,*

*"Let's go full circle and multiply!"*

Participated in the

Pi Day Challenge 2016