My tribute to Robin Redbreast using the Fibonacci form of poetry.
I’d never heard of the Fibonacci form of poetry until I read a brilliant PHILLY DREAMER article: Poetry Challenge: Fibonacci Poetry (click on PHILLY DREAMER to access his Triond profile and portfolio), urging his readers to write their own Fibonacci poem.
“No,” I said, “Not on your life – too difficult – too much maths involved.”
But eventually, after much procrastination, I took up the gauntlet and had a go.
Actually, the form itself isn’t really mathematical – as long as you’ve got eight fingers. And even if you haven’t there’s usually toes to fall back on for the counting process.
A Fibonacci consists of twenty syllables in all. The first two lines are 1 syllable each, the next line is 2 syllables, then 3, then 5, then 8 – and voila! It’s complete.
And do check out PHILLY DREAMER’s article and poetry. It’s a great article that gives you insight into all Fibonacci art forms. Here’s the link:
Some people have already taken up the Fibonacci challenge and really raised the bar. I hope mine is good enough to pass muster.
My Fibonacci was written to salute one of the bonniest birds in the British countryside – the pretty robin red-breast.
RED RED ROBIN
gorgeous bird you are,
singing for me in the garden
Once, some time ago now, I wrote and published a sestina poem on Bookstove about a robin. You can read it by clicking on the following link:
Setting the Scene for Sestina
When I think about it, why was I worried about the maths in the Fibonacci form of poetry when I can write a sestina? Beats me!
©Copyright Sheila Newton 2012
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