Happy Pi Day — March 14th

Dear Math Enthusiasts: My apologies for writing this Limerick Ode to Pi one day late. I hope it isn’t too radical for me to defend myself by saying I posted it circa Pi Day. And that I’m just an average (okay … eccentric) math user who often goes off on tangents and spirals out of control. Or are you diametrically opposed to such a rationale?

Don’t like my angle? Okay, I absolutely promise that next year I’ll try to be acutely accurate. But in the meantime, here’s my celebratory verse:

Limerick Ode To Pi
By Madeleine Begun Kane

The 14th of March just went by,
And I failed to commemorate Pi.
Pi is three point one four
And more digits galore.
Next year circle your calendars. Bye.

AUTHOR’S NOTE: Sorry for the height of silliness. I figure I should probably stop now, cuz you’ve lost interest and have concluded I’m flipping irrational.

Okay, I’m done now. We’re all squared away. You can count on it.

UPDATE: Here’s my new limerick for Pi Day 2014.

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5 Responses to “Happy Pi Day — March 14th”

  1. Hansi says:

    That was funny…..hard to let go of something when it’s workin’ for ya

    I wish it was pie day
    Not mathematics in the sky day
    Radius, schmadius
    You’re just infuriating us
    Messing with our minds, that’s not fair play

  2. Norm Levy says:


    Dust off the slide rules and recharge calculators for Square Root Day. The math-buff’s holiday, which occurs nine times each century, fell on Tuesday-3/2/09 ( for the mathematically challenged, three is the square root of nine.)

    In changing times of grief and woe
    With income, jobs and stocks so low
    It’s vital that we try to find
    Assurance of a different kind
    A sure bet for eternity-
    The square root of 9- always 3.

    Norm Levy

  3. Teri C says:

    That was wonderful and oh so clever of you.

  4. That was lots of fun. Thanks!

  5. madkane says:

    Thanks for your kind words, everyone! And thanks for your verse Hansi and Norm.