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Fibs

18 August, 2010

I discovered fibs recently.  No not this type of fib.

Fibs as in poetry.  Mathematical poetry.

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…

So yesterday, inspired.  I wrote some fibs.  Only in true Liz style, I couldn’t just stick with 1,1,2,3,5,8 – I had to make them longer.

A

fib

provides

a challenge

for any poet

to master mathematical

propositions combined with beautiful written words

to create an expression both logical and meaningful while looking pretty too.

Stay tuned for more fibs…

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Harold permalink
    18 August, 2010 9:08 pm

    I have never heard of them before but they are really cool. I’m not in your league though, I’m still trying to master haiku.

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