NaPoWriMo Quarantine Edition – Exercise 17

Welcome to Friday Pi-Day! Your task today is to write a poem based on Piphilology – the creation of mnemonic phrases to help you remember the digits of π. (For those of you who have forgotten your mathematics, π is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter.)

The standard Piphilology approach is to come up with a phrase where each word has the number of letters corresponding to the values of π. In our case, you will be writing a poem (a Piem, if you will) where each line contains either the number of syllables or number of words corresponding to the appropriate part of the sequence. The topic of your poem? Mathematics, and/or mathematicians!

Minimum of five lines, and a maximum of however many you like. (Keeping in mind that pi is an irrational number and essentially infinite, so … stop before then.)

2 Replies to “NaPoWriMo Quarantine Edition – Exercise 17”

  1. Do you mean mnemonic phrases? Maybe I will have to work “pneumonic” in there somewhere – to do with breathing 🙂

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