give thanks --
for your grace
and empathy, for
mathematics and poetry.
When I teach a poetry class to people new to writing, often the first poem I ask them to write is a Fib -- I give them a topic (such as "winter" or "Thanksgiving" or "gardening" or . . .) and ask them to write lines whose syllable-counts match the first six Fibonacci numbers: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8. Time and again these writers are pleased with the way that the numerical constraints shape their words into thoughtful meaning.
This posting, "Poems with Fibonacci Number Patterns" offers more samples. The six-line form (called a Fib and illustrated above) was invented in 2006 by Gregory Pincus.