Welcome to Post-weekend Poetry and the ninety-first poem in this series. This week’s piece is… pieces are… by yours truly, Morgen With An ‘E’.
I first heard about Fibonacci in one of historical novelist / poet’s Judith Allnatt’s tutorials and, whilst I don’t write much poetry, it’s a format that even I don’t find too taxing.
As good old Wikipedia’s page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibonacci_number) explains it’s based on a mathematical sequence where the first two Fibonacci numbers are 0 and 1, and each subsequent number is the sum of the previous two, i.e. the sequence starts 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13 and so on. The poems are based on the numbers as syllables, but obviously you can’t have a word with zero syllables so it would start at 1. Here are four of mine as examples…
Inch by inch,
they crawl over me
until I scream “please let me out!”
Time goes so quickly,
and their first date comes to an end.
Shadows lurk below.
A gun appears and finds its mark.
promise no repeat.
The drunkard lies in stupor haze.
Based in Northamptonshire, England, Morgen Bailey (“Morgen with an E”) is a prolific blogger, podcaster, editor / critiquer, Chair of NWG (which runs the annual H.E. Bates Short Story Competition), Head Judge for the NLG Flash Fiction Competition and creative writing tutor for her local council. She is also a freelance author of numerous ‘dark and light’ short stories, novels, articles, and very occasional dabbler of poetry. Like her, her blog, http://morgenbailey.wordpress.com, is consumed by all things literary. She is also active on Twitter, Facebook along with many others (listed on her blog’s Contact page).
She also recently created five online writing groups and an interview-only blog. Her debut novel is the chick lit eBook The Serial Dater’s Shopping List and she has six others (mostly crime) in the works. She also has several short story collections and writer’s block workbooks available on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.
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