I am currently attending the 2011 AWP* Conference and am disappointed that none of the sessions involves connections of writing with mathematics -- this disappointment has prodded me to write the Fib that I include below. (Recall that a Fib is a poem whose successive line-syllable counts follow the **Fibonacci seqence -- the numbers that count the petals on a flower, the spirals of seedheads on a pine cone or pineapple, and many other natural things.)
Conference and wondering why
those who make poems avoid mathematics, won't try
new patterns but stick to the old.
Explore new frameworks
for words. Dare
*AWP stands for "The Association of Writers and Writing Programs" and has brought nearly ten thousand visitors to Washington DC hotels during February 2-5, 2011.
**The first ten numbers in the Fibonacci sequence are 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 22, 35, 57, -- and each succeeding number is the sum of the two previous.
Fibs also have been included in these previous blog postings: 31 October 2010, 29 April 2010, and 19 April 2010.