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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

F for ABC Wednesday

ABC WEDNESDAY ROUND 7: F is for.....

Fibonacci
According to Wikipedia, the Fibonacci numbers are defined by a recurrence relation. After two beginning values, each following number is the total of the two preceding numbers. Poetically, six lines would use the following number of syllables: 1 1 2 3 5 8. Theoretically, one could increase the number of lines and syllables to infinity.

An exploding fad of using this mathematical formula to compose poetry caught my attention because I'm fond of haiku, senryu, fractals, all things brief and all things fun!

chill
faint
whispers
restless leaves                                                                 
prophesy the birth
of golden months that end in 'R'


The following links will take you to several of my previously blogged Fibonacci poems, if you're interested but it's probably far more fun to write your own! Isn't it?

Fibonacci and Watercolor                         
Tiny Glory Hound
Uncorked
Fibonacci of Pend O'Reille


Image created on Bamboo Fun Tablet.
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33 comments:

Lyn said...

This is really tempting to try..you make it seem easy..and elegant!

Leo said...

ah, Tumblewords :) Fibos are one of my fav forms of poetry.. I've done few, but its a challenge to me writing them :D the one u wrote here is fantastic.. have a great week ahead..! :)

My ABCW Post

and do come share your lovely haikus with us at Haiku Heights if u can :)

Leslie: said...

Interesting - I had to teach poetry to grade 4s and never heard of this. It could be interesting to see how kids could do it. Probably better than I could! lol

Sylvia K said...

I love this! I do think I'm going to have to try it! What a great F word for the day! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Gramma Ann said...

Having never studied poetry, even though I love poetry, I never heard of this before. I don't think I could come up with anything as lovely as yours. Great post for F Day.

Paula Scott said...

WoW! I love what seems to be (at least for me) and obscure word with such a fascinating meaning.
Great verse to demonstrate it too. Off to visit the other fibonacci poems.

photowannabe said...

Fascinating challenge. I just may have to do this later today.

Hildred and Charles said...

Wonderful way to use Fibonacci - it is familiar to me through weaving. Your poems are beautiful

sandy, from gardenpath said...

and, I can hear the whispers!

anthonynorth said...

Ah, the poetry of math.
Excellent.

Roger Owen Green said...

Could be a great way to learn language AND math!

On behalf of ABC Wednesday team, thank you! - ROG

Annelie said...

Interresting post!

Annelie E
ABC Wednesday team

Carver said...

That looks like fun and I enjoyed your poems.

Rajesh said...

Fibonacci Numbers have always been interesting.

Gayle said...

Poems by the numbers... I'll have to give it a try.

RuneE said...

Nice use of Fibonacci! Photographers and artists in general appreciates this series because it approaches the "Golden Ratio", much beloved in their compositions.

Cheryl said...

Oh crap! Just when I was getting used to having fun with haiku. I'm gonna get hooked on this too, I just know it.

Reader Wil said...

The part about Fibonacci numbers is very interesting and I understand that, but I wish I could understand what the rules are for Fibonacci poems. You are very clever with haikus too.
Thanks for your visit!

Reader Wil said...

Sorry, me again! I went to Google and actually saw an example of Fib poetry. And I understand how it works. The poem itself is incomprehensible.

gospelwriter said...

I love Fibonacci and yours has a lovely rhythm - golden months that end in 'R' - nice!

Jingle said...

fancy and unique choice.

Lily Hydrangea said...

it seems like I learn something new every time I come here.

magiceye said...

amazing!

jabblog said...

Beautiful fibonacci - well done :-)

LisaF said...

You always come up with the most unique subjects! I've heard of Fibonacci numbers but never thought to transfer the model to writing. How fun it that?!

Wendy said...

I automatically think of "DaVinci Code" with the "Fib." numbers, really interesting post and your blog is so beautiful!

ChrisJ said...

If it involves numbers it's not for me any more. Not long ago I decided to review Algebra 2. I was doing OK but now my brain keeps telling me it's too full, like an overstuffed computer. That becomes frustrating. So I stick to words, painting and photography.

Anna said...

That was some poem! A mix of math and poetry on a high level. Refined and difficult to do.

Thank you for your kind words on my F-post.
Best wishes,
Anna

For the benefit of other readers:
Anna's abcWed-F-words

Self Sagacity said...

I think i have read a couple of your posts already. You are truly a great writer. It is obvious that i am not the only one that thinks so. You could be a teacher? Your writing style is classy, and it's easy to understand, which they always say makes a good writer. Some writers chose such complicated words that when you read, you have no idea what they are trying to say. This is a compliment, I hope you take it that way. Sometimes in writing, people misunderstand otherwise. Have a good weekend.

Patti said...

very cool Sue- I had never heard of that poetry form. I just may try it sometime. Looking forward to 2 golden months ending in R- my 2 faves- September and October!

Christine said...

Wow! This makes me want to try a fibonacci! What an elegant poem that captures the sweet moments of this time of year. Loved it! Thanks for the poem and the info on this technique. :-)

Julie said...

Interesting structure ti follow. You have devised a perfect autumnal series.

Bravo for Blog-of-Note!

Wendy said...

Congrats. on a blog of note for last week, bravo :)