Friday, March 14, 2008

Quote of the (Pi) Day

Sir, I send a rhyme excelling
In sacred truth and rigid spelling
Numerical sprites elucidate
For me the lexicon's full weight

Maybe not the greatest lyric poem - but list the number of letters in each word. (If you prefer a shortcut this site has them already listed - along with 9, 979 more)

And notice the value of the date as MM.DD...

3 comments:

Tim Bowden said...

The temptation was way too much to bear. It's tortured, but it fits (at least number wise).

Why, I call, I query
petitions to sanity
quick now reply
repartee wisecrack written

Rejoinder now to win
argument firm sweeps to
lances true aim hit
destroys all my targets

Recanting waste - Ah!
strongly building true
a battalion defence
I gather repelling you

Attacking halfscore ode
victory marks I -
dying opponent lo -
rejoicing riposte here

Dr JTS said...

Not bad, not bad... I sense a contest here - "Best Lyric Poetry encoding an irrational constant".

Or how about the great PI novel - there's a challenge for someone!
(Maybe the same guy that wrote the novel which didn't use the letter 'e')

Tim Bowden said...

The problem with such a contest is the winner is likely to take a reputation hit; "You wasted how much time doing THAT?" Otherwise it might be fun (for certain limited definitions of fun). I found myself searching outside my normal vocab and language constructions quite a few times which was interesting.

As for the novel, I'll leave that to whatever idiot savant wants to go down that path. I won't read it either.