Post-weekend Poetry: Telling Fibs

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 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!


dragon 994641Under the Weather




had a cold.

As he sneezed, the flames

faltered at the back of his throat.


shed 671283Love Shack




’til the end.

Love unrequited,

he sighed and returned to the shed.


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5 thoughts on “Post-weekend Poetry: Telling Fibs

  1. Paul Haussman says:

    1-1-2-3-5-8- Fib attempts

    You Choose
    I shan’t judge
    What will be – Will be
    God will judge, but love you always.

    They learned how
    Both taught me respect
    I hope to pass on that wisdom


  2. Tim French says:

    To play
    Flash fiction
    A short, catchy tune
    That’s only a whistle away

    The fox
    Keep quite still
    And don’t say a word
    Now, just pass me the camera

    My first ever go at FIBS, hope you like them.


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