Stitchawl has it!
Count the number of letters in each word of the poem.
It was slightly easier for Europeans, as then the punctuation in the poem matched how numbers are written out, using a comma for the decimal marker.
And yes, I did just write out Pi from memory to 20 digits....
.... even though Pi is wrong, and Tau is the proper circle constant
Over to Stitchawl for the next one!
Originally Posted by Stitchawl
I'll put it into a spoiler so someone with real skills can still figure it out. When it comes to this particular 'skill set' I just estimate and guess. I seem to be pretty close to the money with most of my 'guesses.' I can usually look at a full shopping cart and take almost the exact number of bills from my wallet without actually 'figuring it out.'