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Fibonacci Poems: Fibonacci Poems are poems without specific meter or rhyme, but which conform, in number of syllables, to the Fibonacci Sequence.
Posted by Douglas, Sep 13, 2010.

Fibonacci Poems

Posted by Douglas, Sep 13, 2010.
Filed in : Articles : Poetry : Forms


The Fibonacci Poem is a very simple form of poetry which is similar to the Haiku in that it is concerned with the number of syllables per line. No specific meter or rhyme is required.

Fibonacci was a mathematician who is best known for his sequence of numbers: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13..., where each number is the sum of the two numbers preceding it.

In a Fibonacci Poem, the number of syllables per line follows the sequence. A typical Fibonacci poem has six lines, which means its lines have length 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, and 8 syllables.

Here is an example of a Fibonacci Poem:

Cadillac Mountain Sunrise
Rows
Of
Silent
Silhouettes
Awaiting the sun -
A golden knife, slicing the gloom

(Copyright 2007 by Douglas Twitchell)

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