Today’s prompt at The Poetry Park calls for a particular format, described by Susan Shoeffield as one that is built around the root of Pi. Specifically, this one is called the Chronos, which equates to Pi2 or 9.8696. It’s an unrhymed, five-line poem with a syllable count per line of 9-8-6-9-6.
Not so much into structured poems but it is fun to explore a new-for-me type of poem. Ironically, this Pi prompt follows a day of baking an actual pie. This is a once a year or two venture for me so the results are often unique, to say the least. I experimented with baking it in a casserole dish rather than the usual pie plate serving dish. Granted, the shape was not traditional but the taste was quite delicious. Here is the poem that I wrote for the Pi prompt.
Pie for Tea
I baked a Northern Spy apple pie
with rustic homemade oatmeal crust
cinnamon brown sugar
mixed with a few dashes of butter —
© 2015 Patricia A. McGoldrick