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 SunriseRows
Awaiting the sun -
A golden knife, slicing the gloom(Copyright 2007 by Douglas Twitchell)Copyright 2010 Douglas. All rights reserved. FifteenMinutesOfFiction.com has been granted non-exclusive rights to display this work. For permission to reprint this item, please contact the author.
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