Sunday, October 16, 2011

A small Fib

My dilemma

   the art
   of careful
   thought, asea in floods
   of  trivial  information.               by JoAnne Growney

Poems with lines whose syllable count follow the Fibonaci numbers are called Fibs.  Primarily, these are six lines --  with syllable-lengths 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, and 8 -- but variations also occur.

Facts about the Fibonacci numbers and several poems are found in these prrevious postings:
     April 19, 2010  Poems with Fibonacci Number Patterns
     April 29, 2010  A Numerical Poem (Fibonacci)
     October 31, 2010  The Fib -- a form that gathers strength
     January 5, 2011  Mathematics and Race
     February 4, 2011  AWP avoids mathematics

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