Fibonacci Spiral

 

A New Mathematical Form, by Georgia Luna Smith Faust

http://poetry.about.com/od/poeticforms/a/fibonaccipoems.htm

 

A syllabic form based on the first 7 numbers of the fibonacci sequence* 1/1/2/3/5/8/13.

 

2 stanzas: 1st stanza 13 lines,  2nd stanza 12 lines.

25 lines altogether (no gap between stanzas.)

13 lines in the first stanza, then you use the last line of your first stanza 

as the first line  of your second stanza and repeat the syllable count below 

to form the spiral. if this confuses you just look below.

 

your syllable counts must be as follows:

stanza 1

1st line – 1 syllable

2nd line – 1 syllable

3rd  line – 2 syllables

4th line  -3 syllables

5th line   -5 syllables

6th line   -8 syllables

7th line  -13 syllables

8th line  -8 syllables

9th line  -5 syllables

10th line – 3 syllables

11th line – 2 syllables

12th line – 1 syllable (word must be at least 4 letters)

13th line – 1 syllable

 

stanza 2

14th line  -1 syllables

15th line   -2 syllables

16th line   -3 syllables

17th line  -5 syllables

18th line  -8 syllables

19th line  -13 syllables

20th line  -8 syllables

21st line   -5 syllables

22nd line  – 3 syllables

23rd line  – 2 syllables

24th line  – 1 syllable

25th line  – 1 syllable

 

Poem should be Centered. 1/1/2/3/5/8/13/8/5/3/2/1/1 1/2/3/5/8/13/8/5/3/2/1/1

*Fibonacci sequence
The sequence of numbers, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, … ,
in which each successive number is equal to the sum of the two preceding numbers.

 

Related Poetry Forms: Fib Diamond, Fib SeriesFibonacci Spiral, FiboquatroHaven Fire

 

 

 

Example Poem

 

Keep Your Promise

 

How

do

I now

convince you

that I keep my vow?

Sometimes it’s hard to carry through

when the world is filled with women and God did endow

me with this notion that I view

incomplete, somehow

lines that don’t

be now

true?

Yet…

Yet…

this time

we have met

with success and I’m

I’m confident you’ll not regret

the fact that the world is filled with men who do sometime

agree that it’s ok to sweat

the details and rhyme

when you bet

you could

this

 time.

 

 

© Lawrencealot – April 16, 2013

 

(Rhyming not addressed, so I tried it.)

 

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