Pi-Archimedes

• Pi-Archimedes is a simpler variation of the Cadae Verse. Named for the Greek mathematician Archimedes, (c. 287 BC – c. 212 BC) who defined Pi. In this verse, the first six digits of Pi are represented by 6 lines and word count per line. Pi = 3.14159 . . (My original source is lost to me and it was recently pointed out that I had incorrectly posted the sequential digits of Pi. I don’t know if this was my error or an error from the original source. I have corrected the 6 numbers and the word count for each line to the correct sequence.) 
The Pi-Archimedes verse is:
○ a hexastich, a poem in 6 lines.
○ measured by the number of words in each line 3-1-4-1-5-9 to match the numerical sequence of the first six digits of Pi.
○ unrhymed.

Pi by Judi Van Gorder

Not my thing,
numbers.
Algebra is an enigma,
mud
that mucks up my brain.
“You use math every day”, they say, not I.

Pasted from http://www.poetrymagnumopus.com/index.php?showtopic=1003#pi
My thanks to Judi Van Gorder for years of work on this fine PMO resource.

My example

What College Taught Me (Form: Pi-Archimedes)

“Pi r square
is
what they taught me
Dad.”
“Fools! Everyone knows
Pies are round and cornbread are square, son.”

© Lawrencealot – January 6, 2015

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