Thursday, March 14, 2013

A National Pi Day Poem


My Pie Find;
a poem for Pi Day
Pi are square and pies are round
some are tasty while some are not.
Come and see the pie I have found,
pies of this like cannot be bought.
Cowbirds love here to fish around
to see what's good their cow has brought.
Corn, worms and bugs therein abound,
beats any fish they've ever caught.
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© 2009 and 2013, respectively, Jimmiehov
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and listed with Real Toads Open Link Monday

1.  Today, March 14 is National Pi Day.  It is traditional to write a 'pi-haiku,' or 'pi-ku,' but I decided this year to write a conventional rhyming poem. (another link, to the National Day Calendar)
2.  Pictured is a 'cow pie' which in lay person's language is a neat flat round pile of cow manure.  They dry and can be used as fuel for lots of things from fuel for the stove to a substitute Frisbee when playing in the fields.
3.  Click here for a picture and recipe of "Jim's Quick and Easy Apple Pie."
4.  Click here for a compilation of my blogs contain pies, pie recipes, or other pie related posts.
5.  Click here for my other National Pi Day poems.
The link says that there are only two kind.  The Wiki Writers have not been to Texas.  Ours are white, larger than theirs, and look a little like longed legged cranes.  They spend their days in the fields following a herd of cattle.

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Today, March 14 (3-14 or 3.14) is Pi Day (link). Pi Day is celebrated mostly by mathematicians but you can join in on the fun, somehow. Me? I am writing this Pi Poem for my blog. Perhaps next year I will write another Pi Haiku

I am not a mathematician but I do have a math minor to go along with my bachelor of science in economics. For me that involved taking seven college math classes for a total of 21 semester hours.

Differential Equations, DE, was my most involved class that I completed. Advanced Calculus was my 'weedout' class, i.e. I dropped it before completion.
Read here to find out why this course "weeded me out."

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

One Single Impression: Cross


Three Crosses;
Missing Now

On a Texas hill
alongside Highway19
three crosses--three children died
casualties of drink and drive
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© 2013 Jimmiehov
All Rights Reserved

Prompt word suggested by Emma at Llm Calling  
Find more poems using the "Cross" prompt word at One Single Impression.

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Click here for the many definitions Online Etymology Dictionary offers for the word "cross."

Note:  Crosses along the Texas Highways are disappearing because of new laws and programs. The Texas DOT will allow a marker instead to remain for two years. (link1) (link2)

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