Jim Franckum


The Value Of Pie (An Acrostic Poem) - Poem by Jim Franckum

Three German women, off to an auction
Point to a bakery and cry
One says, “Yum! I’ll pay any sum
For the pleasure of tasting that pie.”
One Mark was bid, yet embarrassed she hid
“ ’f I’ve offered too little I’ll die! ”
“Nein” said another, “that’s shamefully low
Too sick’s your bid, that’s no lie! ”
“Five marks” was the price that was finally paid
And that is the value of pie

Topic(s) of this poem: science, technology

Form: Acrostic


Poet's Notes about The Poem

If you read the first word of each line, the sounds of those words spells out the numerical value of Pi (3.14159265) . Yum!

Comments about The Value Of Pie (An Acrostic Poem) by Jim Franckum

  • Kim Barney (11/28/2016 10:48:00 PM)

    The Value Of Pie
    As Spock said, this is very clever. Not your typical acrostic. I wracked my brain trying to figure out how it WAS an acrostic. I couldn't see it at all. Finally I sought the advice of someone wiser, and he pointed out that, instead of using the first LETTER of each line, you had used the first WORD of each line, and........... Oh, no! As I am typing this, I finally noticed the poet's note! Why didn't I see that before? The answer was there in front of me the entire time!
    Oh, well, these things happen when you get old.........................
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  • Spock The Vegan (11/18/2015 10:28:00 AM)


    Very clever, I've only seen one letter used for a acrostic until now. Usually at the start of each line, but not always. This open up new possibilities. Thanks...10 (Report) Reply

  • Souren Mondal (11/18/2015 12:58:00 AM)


    Interesting poem.. Thanks for sharing.. (Report) Reply

    Jim Franckum Jim Franckum (11/18/2015 9:26:00 AM)

    It's a bit nonsensical... but it was fun to write! Thanks.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 18, 2015



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