Flowing: A Fib

from the
poet’s heart
then towards her mind
then moves nerve-to-nerve to her hands
to make her patiently waiting pen and fingers dance.

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In response to OctPoWriMo 2016 by Morgan Dragonwillow‘s Day 13.

Fibonacci or Fib sometimes called the Fib, is a movement to write verse with stanzas of increasing lines and is named for a mathematical concept developed by the 12th century Italian mathematician Leonardo Pisano Fibonacci.

The Fibonacci numbers are 0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13 and on, adding the last 2 numbers to determine the next in line. The form appears to be first used by poets in the 20th century in America and Denmark. It is similar in concept with the Cadae.

The Fibonacci is:

  • strophic, written in any # of strophes in which the number of lines of each strophe increases corresponding with the Fibonacci concept as the poem progresses. (Was not able to follow this. :D)
  • rhyme and meter are written at the discretion of poet.
  • written in variation in which instead of number of lines in the stanza following the Fibonacci concept, the poem is a single strophe and the lines are written in sequential syllable count corresponding with the Fibonacci concept. 0-1-1-2-3-5-8-13 and on . . . syllables per line.

39 thoughts on “Flowing: A Fib”

  1. The Fibonacci–there is so much to know about poetry! Thank you for that lovely poem. (P.S. I’m currently wearing a very similar nail polish. 😀 Next time I have a writer’s block, you bet I’ll be snaking my arms in the air!)

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