Poetry Friday: The Fib
April 07, 2006
Having taken poetry month to heart, Gregory K., screenwriter and GottaBook blogger, invented a new poetic form called the fib, which he introduced on April 1st. It's based on a mathematical concept called the Fibonacci sequence; I'll let Mr. K. explain it further. Click on the above link.
The invention is catching on like crazy. Have you seen all the fibs around? The form is 6 lines with a 1/1/2/3/5/8 syllable sequence. Since Big A Little A started Poetry Fridays and Gotta Book started fibbing, well, I have to hit the dance floor, too. No use being a wall flower, right? (And I love a good slightly loony project!) So here is my reversible fib. Or inverse fib. Or something. Try a fib; you'll like it.
Faced with tailfeathers
When my egg arrives. Move over!
Cool breeze. Space now, but not for long.
Shady trees, high limbs,
Oh gods ! Maths and poetry combined - my head hurts !
Posted by: Michele Fry | April 07, 2006 at 04:00 PM
Posted by: Gregory K. | April 07, 2006 at 04:18 PM
I can't believe I got through my posting on poetry today and forgot about fibs! Ah well - perhaps by next week I will have managed to write one.
I'll give it some thought before then - love yours!
Posted by: Louise | April 07, 2006 at 04:38 PM
Michele, ha! You should try a fib; it's fun. I wish I could say I knocked off my kooky poem in two seconds flat, but...
Gregory K., thanks and thanks for introducing us to the Fib! I was counting on my fingers all morning.
Louise, go for it! Fibs are fun. Goofiness reigns. Or rains.
Posted by: Susan | April 07, 2006 at 07:27 PM
Nice one, Susan :)
Posted by: Kelly | April 08, 2006 at 11:00 AM
Thanks, Kelly! (You are too kind about my loony venture into poetry writing.) If you or anyone else would like to leave a poem fib in the comments here, do join in!
Posted by: Susan | April 08, 2006 at 12:41 PM
When I was growing up, a fib got you a spanking. Glad to see you can fib with impunity these days, at least on the blogosphere.
Posted by: Anne | April 09, 2006 at 03:01 PM