Discovering Fibbs

A Fibb, or Fibonacci Sequence poem, contains (as I understand it) seven lines. The first and second lines each have 1 syllable. The third line has two syllables. The fourth has three, the fifth has five, the sixth has 8, and the seventh has 13 syllables.

Thus:

Four
Boys
shoot hoops:
Koreans.
Playing basketball,
having a great time of their lives
under the gibbous moon clawing to the horizon.

One of my students, introduced to this concept today, wrote the following.

Meow!
Woof!
Meow… hissss!
Crash, bam, boom.
Thump, woof, growl, shatter.
Meow, yelp, crunch, creak, shhhhh, howl, smash!
Thud, thud, thud, tumble, meow, woof, boom, boom, boom. Meow?

I hope you enjoy having a new form to play with. Good luck!

12 comments

  1. that second poem that you put up andrew sounds like our house 🙂 heehee. Anyways you where missed this weekend, hope all is well and flowing.

    love,

    t*b

  2. that second poem that you put up andrew sounds like our house 🙂 heehee. Anyways you where missed this weekend, hope all is well and flowing.

    love,

    t*b

  3. a
    man
    who is
    a poet
    and an engineer
    does have a special perspetive
    when it comes to making works of art from a series.


    DBS 2006-05-07

  4. twice
    one
    then two
    three follows
    the next line has five
    after that one, you must use eight
    we are talking about syllables in Fibb poems.


    DBS 2006-05-06

  5. twice
    one
    then two
    three follows
    the next line has five
    after that one, you must use eight
    we are talking about syllables in Fibb poems.


    DBS 2006-05-06

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