Welcome to Post-weekend Poetry. Last week, I posted some of my haikus in the first of a short series introducing you to the shorter forms of poetry. You can read that post at https://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/post-weekend-poetry-anything-you-can-do-haiku-do-too. Haiku is certainly one of the shortest but have you come across Fibonacci poetry before? It can, technically, be any length you like. Wikipedia explains it as the following…
Fib is an experimental Western poetry form, bearing similarities to haiku, but based on the Fibonacci sequence. That is, the typical fib and one version of the contemporary Western haiku both follow a strict structure. The typical fib is a six line, 20 syllable poem with a syllable count by line of 1/1/2/3/5/8 – with as many syllables per line as the line’s corresponding place in the Fibonacci sequence; the specific form of contemporary Western haiku uses three (or fewer) lines of no more than 17 syllables in total. The only restriction on a Fib is that the syllable count follow the Fibonacci sequence.
Below are some of mine. If you’d like to share yours, please add in the comments box. Thank you!
Under the Weather
had a cold.
As he sneezed, the flames
faltered at the back of his throat.
’til the end.
he sighed and returned to the shed.
If you’d like to submit your poem (60 lines max) for consideration for Post-weekend Poetry take a look here or a poem for critique on the Online Poetry Writing Group (link below).
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