You might have heard of Fibonacci in relation to mathematics. He developed a sequence of numbers that poets have turned into a form.
Fibonacci Poetry uses the sequence to structure the syllable count of the lines in their poems. Mindful Poetry has never officially used this form as a Form-of-the-Month, but I did write up a post a few years ago.
Because I find my post lacking, I will elaborate now. Here is the sequence of numbers. 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34...
Your first line of the poem has no syllables. (I know, that sounds silly.) The second line has one syllable, the third line has one syllable, the fourth line has two syllables, the fifth line has three syllables, and so on. Do you see how this works? Please ask if it's not clear. "By definition, the first two numbers in the Fibonacci sequence are 0 and 1, and each subsequent number is the sum of the previous two." --Wikipedia
If you are new to this group or contest, go here to learn more and then come back to participate in today's challenge.
Follow these rules:
- Today's prompt: use any or all of the elements in word or idea--earth, air, fire, water
- Your Fibonacci poem can be as long as you want, but at least five lines of words.
- Publish so that the date stamped is April 23rd with only one stamp-date
- Tag with MP2012
- Publish to Mindful Poetry (and other groups as you wish)
Read today's submissions by others and comment. Here's the link.
Friday we received 15 catena rondo submissions to the Mindful Poetry Contest. Here is the Poem-of-the-Day.
And from 84 submissions, here is last week's Poem-of-the-Week.
Good luck! Have fun! Read and comment on other contestants here.
P.S. Did you record and post your trimeric video yet? Please do!