Fibroquatro

Fibroquatro: Three stanzas of a Fibonacci and a quatrain rhyming stanza of 4 lines a-b-a-b

Variation # 1: 1st stanza 1-1-2-3-5-8 Fibonacci count.
Second stanza a basic quatrain.
Line 2 and 4 same syllable count with an a-b-a-b rhyming scheme.

Variation #2 :1st stanza 13-8-5-3-2-1-1,
2nd stanza: 16-16-16-16-16 syllable count with rhyme scheme a-b-a-b.
3rd stanza 1-1-2-3-5-8-13 syllables of Fibonacci.

Variation #3: 1st stanza: 1-1-2-3-5-8-13 syllable Fib.
2nd stanza 15-13-15-13. 1st and 3rd and 2nd and 4th same syllable count. Must rhyme a-b-a-b.
3rd stanza inverted Fib–13-8-5-3-2-1-1.

Fibroquatro
I Will Be Old
1 I
1 will
2 be old
3 when I’m not
5 against injustice
8 and not uplifted by art

1 I
1 will
2 be old
3 when body
5 won’t work, my mind won’t
8 quirk, my spirit becomes murky.

1 I
1 will
2 be old
3 when I feel
5 negativity
8 dragging me down, making me grave.

a I will be old when I can’t create
b or feel discovery’s delight,
a when I can’t anticipate
b the world will be all right.

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My Thanks to Linda Varsell Smith for her contributions above.

*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

My Example

I Am Now Old  (Form: Fibquatro)

I
am
now old
and I am
against injustice
and still uplifted by art.

I
am
now old
my body’s
showing signs of age;
but my spirit’s not lost a step.

I
may
be old
but I refuse
negativity
to stake a claim while I’m alive.

While days are here to be enjoyed
and people still will talk with me
and I’ve more poems to be deployed
I’ll eat donuts and drink Chablis.

© Lawrencealot – December 24, 2014

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