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Fibonacci poetry or "Fibs"

Extracts from Wiki about Fibs, I had never heard of them until Jess added the form to his workshop Ideas, even then I didn't realise that the usual total is 99 syllables, but that's typical of me.
I wrote a piece on Vincent van Gogh, as he painted many Sunflowers, and I wondered if he ever really looked at the symmetry of their faces, anyway here is what the Wiki says...

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 follows the Fibonacci sequence.

The form Pincus describes has had many poetic antecedents.
John Frederick Nims discussed the concept and formal expressions of it as early as 1974, in his introduction to poetry, Western Wind. In 1981,
The Figures Press published Ron Silliman's "Tjanting," in which Silliman adopts the number sequence to paragraph lengths.
In her "Introduction" to The Penguin Book of the Sonnet, Editor Phillis Levin discusses ways in which the Fibonacci number sequence is related to the development of the sonnet.
Closer to Pincus's syllabic conception are Tony Leuzzi's three-stanza, 21-line poems, that follow a 1/1/2/3/5/8/13 structure and total 99 syllables.
Marcia Birken and Anne C. Coon also discussed the Fibonacci number sequence in their groundbreaking book, Discovering Patterns in Mathematics and Poetry
As Deborah Haar Clark has noted, "Fibonacci poetry is not new. It’s been around in one form or another for centuries, with works applying the numerical sequence to syllables, words, or letters."
However, The six-line, 20-syllable fib itself was brought to wider public attention by Gregory K. Pincus on 1 April 2006.
His blog has been the center of this new form of poetry.
After Pincus published his blog on Fibs, they began appearing widely on the internet
Pincus wrote on his blog, "To my surprise (and joy), I continue to find new threads of Fibs popping up all around the Web. I've seen Fibs in over a dozen different languages, and I'd also note that today a cat left a post in the comments of The Fib, joining a priorly poetic dog, so I think it's safe to say that Fibs travel well."

Now try it and see how far you get, as the subject has to be carefully thought out, Yours Ian.T


for introducing the form and adding more information. Very useful
I searched the net however for examples and found that most of them didn't exceed ten lines. At least not what I found.None I believe was of your courage dear Ian.

Just for those who'd like to read examples of this form, I found much fun in this..Enjoy

fine feelings
into abstruse lines
each longer longing to affix
a meaning to creations made live by febrile minds
and for this new spring trick I thank both you and SlashDot. Well done.
Though if continued cumbersome.


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that who reads your blog here will also like to read your encourage attempt, so here I am attaching a direct link to it



Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words
........Robert Frost☺

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Thank you so very much for your response to this part of the workshop,
I just went the extra mile, to show that the form I wrote was really there in black and white.
I just went over the top, I hope some other try as you have to write a piece not just for the workshop.
Many thanks, Yours Ian.T

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