Pi Poetry

Having discovered the concept of Pi poems from @iBecket I’m being all excited about writing a really long one!

Pi poems or piems are where you make each line of the poem as long as the digits in the mathematical constant pi. This is mention in text books etc… simple as a way to memorise pi.

But the poems themselves have become a specific style of poetry – an art form onto themselves. Now pi is still being worked out by the maths bodes (or at least by their computers!) and is thought to be a never ending number with no recursion or repeats in it ie not a number like 0.232323232323232323 but one where the digits can’t really be predicted like that so 1.3984759202843.

Part of the joy of the pi poem is that it can be as long or as short as you want it because it depends purely on how many digits you want to include!

I have now been working on this concept for a couple of years 🙂

I think it shall take me long yet to get what I want!

And it is not the only constant I wish to represent in this way!

Posted: Thursday, January 21st, 2021 @ 11:39 pm
Categories: About Poetry, Writing Challenges.
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