Get Your Premium Membership

Pi Day

Poet's Notes
(Show)

Become a Premium Member and post notes and photos about your poem like Roy Jerden.


On March fourteenth, the day of pi
I pined to buy an apple pie
A python spied me at the door,
a sharp-eyed pirate on the floor

Oh piebald pipe of piety
Do not aspire to piracy!
A spiny pain will occupy
My poor pylorus pining pie

Pied piper pyromaniac
Porkpie in hand, applies attack
A pyrite spark to light became
Papyrus lit and fanned the flame

The python backs, afraid of fire
The piker fears a funeral pyre
He'd be expired and unprepared
To cipher circles pi r squared

Our pineal glands made pie-eyed plans
And Pontius Pilate washed his hands
A pile of pilots can't deny
I occupied my day with pi

October 25, 2014
Rhymed iambic tetrameter
There are 35 "pi" sounds. Can you find them all?

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




Post Comments
Please Login to post a comment
Date: 3/25/2015 3:13:00 AM
I remember this poem and I am so glad to see it get the attention it deserves. Bravo my friend and Congrats on your win!
Login to Reply
Date: 3/24/2015 2:53:00 PM
I stand by my original comment roy so pleased to see this get a more well deserved place now :-) Hugs Jan xx
Login to Reply
Date: 3/24/2015 1:02:00 AM
Awesome, Roy. you got your Pi win now!! Congrats.
Login to Reply
Date: 3/24/2015 12:52:00 AM
Roy, congrats, I like what you did here. Thanks for participating.
Login to Reply
Date: 12/10/2014 10:53:00 PM
I am amazed if you only occupied one day with pi. This looks like a whole lot of work. Great outcome Roy. Congratulations on your win.
Login to Reply
Date: 12/9/2014 8:14:00 PM
Roy, I am always amazed and left slack-jawed by your poetry. You are certainly one of the more agile, cogent and literate writers we have here, which may forever deprive you of the position you deserve. Still to make light, another pi: Is the relationship of an igloo's circumference to its radius known as Eskimo pi?
Login to Reply
Date: 12/9/2014 10:24:00 AM
Congratulations on the win
Login to Reply
Date: 12/8/2014 5:55:00 PM
Oh my, great Pi story, Roy. I didn't count the 35 pi's, but it seemed you had at least 3.14 pi's per line.
Login to Reply
Date: 12/8/2014 2:39:00 PM
Personally I would have loved to see this extremely clever write place higher - its a 7 from me :-) hugs Jan xx
Login to Reply
Jerden Avatar
Roy Jerden
Date: 12/8/2014 5:42:00 PM
Thanks! I thought the rules were pretty open, but apparently mine fell outside the mainstream. "1 original, poem on the theme of your choice, but pies of some sort must appear. You may eat them, throw them, turn them into piebald whatevers, graph something with them, let's just have a real plentitude of pies, more than anyone could want."
Date: 12/8/2014 1:12:00 PM
It appears I have saved one of the best for last. This is a skillfull write 7 all the way. Congratulations Roy.
Login to Reply
Date: 12/8/2014 12:13:00 PM
Roy, you caught my attention on pie of all kinds, nice work. Love the photo I just found. Thanks for entering the pie contest, truly wonderful submissions sent in.
Login to Reply
Date: 11/24/2014 2:45:00 PM
OMG, I had so much fun reading this one Roy! Pied piper pyromaniac, Papyrus lit and fanned the flame, Pontius Pilate washed his hands, what great lines! I loved the humor you brought to this creative piece. Thanks! #7
Login to Reply
Date: 10/26/2014 1:28:00 AM
Great thotful n witty one Roy! Love ur write wid so many pies inside! Gl in contest!
Login to Reply
Date: 10/25/2014 7:12:00 PM
a proliferation of of alliteration here Roy - great write and I loved the humour- good luck in the contest. Hugs Jan xxxx
Login to Reply