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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Fibonacci poems??

No, Fibonacci didn't write poems or if he did, none have survived. He invented a sequence. (Bet I could invent a sequence if I put my mind to it)
The Fibonacci poem is a 6-line short poetry form that is based on the structure of the Fibonacci sequence. For those unfamiliar with the Fibonacci Sequence, it is a mathematical sequence in which every figure is the sum of the two preceding it. So, the sequence is 1,1,2,3,5,8 etc
Basically, with a fib (as its colloquially called), the numbers can represent the number of syllables in each line, or the number of words. You don't have to stop at 8, but can go on to 13 and..er..um.. 21 and even further. You can have reverse fibs, you can have ones that go up and then come down again, you can have ones that crawl sideways like a crab (I made the last one up.)
If, unlike me, your imagination is fired by this new poetical form, there's even an online site to submit your fibs to - The Fib Review


  1. I thought it was going to be a football poemThen I remembered that's Fenerbahce!

  2. Intersting, but the Fib Review? Sounds like a place to share all the best white lies you've ever been fed. Or fed to others...