crazy about pi

i am crazy about pi

but i really don’t know why

starts three point one four one five

goes as high as the sky

i am wild about this pi

’tis truly quite delicious

has no fruit, spice, or pecans

with a name so subterfugious

now i’m raving about π

from Greek to intercontinental

meditating on it’s transcendental

‘though my tongue prefers just dental

(or perhaps i’m wholly mental)

while i praise my πrecious π

cirque’s diameter’s twice the radius

cirque’s umference dia divides us

in the ratio resides π πrecocious

πulchritudinous π beloved π

i used to memorize your digits

when my slide rule had the fidgets

i’ve used you in many widgets

dear darling π

with my crude eye

from any angle you are spry

but sometimes you still make me cry

πlentiful π

for you any loan i’d cosign

but ask me to take your cosine

and all i get is a negative one

πernicious π

if i had two of you in radians

the cosine yields positive one

these mood swings like the sun

but still i adore thee beloved π

though mine is not to reason why

mine is but to love you ’til i die

and even then you shan’t be shy

and so dear π

with your 3.141592653589793

ad infinitum out to the sea

i simply say “you had me at three”

(originally posted 2012-03-14)

About Brad Werner

Technical Evangelist
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