Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Pi Day

Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu #73 pi-ku another nice poetry form (reprise)

I cannot begin to explain today's prompt so here it is as copied from Carpe Diem Haiku Kai:

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at a new episode of our weekly feature Carpe Diem Tokubetsudesu. This week I love to challenge you to write a so called "pi-ku" as a kind of tribute to "Pi-day" which was on March 14. Why is this day called "Pi-day"? Because of the numbers of this date 3.14, which is the value of "Pi".

I remember that we have done this earlier in one of our episodes of "Carpe Diem Little Ones" that special feature about other little poetry  forms like haiku. I will give you an example of a pi-ku.

the sun rises
the heat
already tangible

© Chèvrefeuille

I sought the Internet for all the digits of Pi and I found the next (short) value: 3,14159 26535 89793 23846 ... and the digits go on and on, everlasting ...

Let us try to make a Pi-ku with the above digits in red (3,14159) the lines of the Pi-ku and the syllables-count would become the following:

1st line 3 syllables; 2nd line 1 syllable; 3rd line 4 syllables; 4th line 1 syllable; 5th line 5 syllables and the6th line would be 9 syllables. To me this sounds great and will be for sure a challenge. So let me try to make my Pi-ku longer with those new lines and their syllables-count:

the sun rises
the heat
already tangible
spirals above the stream
another day starts in mysterious ways

© Chèvrefeuille

Isn't it a wonderful (extended) pi-ku?

-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 

3                                                  entangled
1                                                    strands
4                                            the snare holds tight
1                                                      cries
5                                            fill the evening air
9                                  no sleep for the dog keeper tonight

Thanks to Chèvrefeuille for daily prompts on 


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