Easy Guide for Writing a Pi Poem

When Alice posted this a couple of weeks ago, I hoped to have time to write a pi poem and post it here today, but as you can see, that didn’t happen, so here’s Alice’s poem with instructions on how to write in this poetic form. If you’re a poet, I triple dog dare you to give this a try. Good luck, and happy Pi Day.


Easy Guide for Writing a Pi Poem for Spring

On this eve of meteorological spring–March 1, 2018–I am sharing with you another pi poem.  Of all the pieces which I have posted since January 19, 2013, my blog posts about pi poems are at the top of the list for the most views on my WORDWALK blogsite.  Thus, to help some students and other hobby writers, I am including an easy guide for writing a pi poem of 32 lines, along with a sample pi poem; however, by following the numerals of the mathematical pi, you may write your pi poem of lesser or more poetic lines.  You need only count the syllables per line to coincide with the numerals of the mathematical pi (as noted below).  The rhyme scheme, or lack thereof, is totally your choice.  Nevertheless, be certain to add as many poetic touches as are appropriate for…

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Author: abbiejohnsontaylor

I'm the author of three novels, two poetry collections, and a memoir. My work has appeared in various journals and anthologies. I'm visually impaired and live in Sheridan, Wyoming, where for six years, I cared for my totally blind late husband who was paralyzed by two strokes. Please visit my website at: https://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com

3 thoughts on “Easy Guide for Writing a Pi Poem”

  1. Hi, Abbie–Many thanks to re-blogging my post about pi poem on this Pi Day for all of the followers of your blog!  I certainly welcome the extra readers.  This evening, I posted on WORDWALK “A Framework for Writing a Pi Poem (with Sample Pi Poem)” which I feel includes an even more friendly guide for writing a pi poem; perhaps, your interested readers may check out this post of March 14.  The new sample pi poem is about my grandfather’s Italian bakery of the early 1900s.

    With much appreciation for your support, Alice Massa



    1. Thank you, Alice. Unfortunately, because of bad weather predicted,I’m leaving town a day early so I’m afraid I won’t have time now to read and re-blog your post. Thank you for letting me know about it. Happy belated Pi Day.


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