Friday, March 6, 2015

Celebrate Pi -- write in Pilish

On 3/14/15 many of us will celebrate  π - day; for those who like to gaze on the digits of  π,  one hundred thousand of them are available here.  In honor of this upcoming special day I have composed a small stanza in Pilish (the language whose word-lengths follow the digits of  π ). 

3.  1  4  
Get a list,
 1  5  
I shout,
   9  2  6  5  3  5
Compilate pi, digits round the words --
8  9  7  9  3
standing sentinels proudly secretive, yet
 2  3  8  4
on the palpable page.
6  4  6 ...
Desist if needed ...


This blog's posting for 2 September 2010 includes several examples of mnemonics for pi -- these are, indeed, early examples of Pilish, before that term was coined; other 2010 blog postings with poetic references to π include August 23, August 18, June 7, May 12, April 26, and April 19.    The posting for 10 March 2013 includes a poem in which the stanza-lengths are digits of pi and on 7 August 2013  an introduction to Feynman points -- with word-lengths based on a sub-sequence of pi.  Rules for writing in Pilish are available here.

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