**dark anniversary**

still gone

powerless to end long night

Carpe Diem Weekend-Meditation #19 Out of the Box #2 Tau-ku

Tau-ku is a derivative of haiku, but with a line structure based on the mathematical number “tau” or 6.28, with three lines having a syllable count of 6-2-8. Since my response relates to emotion rather than nature (being more like senryu than haiku), maybe it should be called tau-ryu.

*For the math geek: Pi (π) (3.14…) is the constant used to determine the circumference of a circle, C=2π x r, where r equals radius. There is a movement to replace pi (π) with tau (τ) as a constant (essentially 2 x pi, or 6.28, C=τ x r), since, as stated in Scientific American, “At its heart, pi refers to a semicircle, whereas tau refers to the circle in its entirety.”*

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I learned two things, a new poetry form and you stuck in a math lesson. I despise you now.

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Bwa Ha Ha!!

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Nice tau-ku Ken. I like your idea about tau-ryu.

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Thank you, Kristjaan.

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Thank you for sharing.

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In most of the really important formulas where π appears, it does indeed appear as 2π. Those formulas would be shorter with τ, but π in math may be even more firmly entrenched than plutocracy in US politics.

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The Scientific American article is interesting. According to Wiki, “None of these proposals has been taken up by the mathematical and scientific communities.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turn_(geometry)#Tau_proposals

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So, we can still have have our π and eat it too! 😆

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Yep!

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Thanks for sharing this!

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