BJ’s Shadorma & Beyond – Fibonacci – February 21, 2015

Hello World!

Do you like mathematics?  Is it one of the subjects that runs a chill up your spine … It does mine … and I immediately run to hide my head under a blanket to warm up again!

This week though we’re going to borrow from the world of mathematics to use a form called the Fibonacci!  I personally came across it a couple of years ago thanks to We Drink Because We’re Poets … that day hosted by Sahm King here are his words:

Firstly, the Fibonacci Sequence, a pattern found throughout nature, reads as follows: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55…

nautilus shell

For the sake of this prompt, and your sanity, we will go ahead and begin the sequence at 1 and cut the sequence off at 13. You have a couple of ways you can approach this form.

So what are those ways that we can approach the form:

We can decide that in each line we will write an appropriate number of syllables:

1) now

1) I

2) walk

3) beside you

5) my lover so true

8) remembering the winter snow


Or we may chose that each line an appropriate number of words:

1) yesterday

1) I

2) walk alone

3) without him

5) under the old linden trees

8) thinking of our afternoon lovemaking in quiet bliss


And my friends if you really want to get fancy go for metrics too!  Now that the form is introduced let’s think of a way to use it!  This week’s prompt is:

Nightlights by G.s.k.


So this week I would like to invite you, using the photograph above to write a Fibonacci Poem or if you prefer a Shadorma (a non-rhyming six-line poem in 3/5/3/3/7/5). You may wish to work with one of your own illustrations or something completely different and that’s fine.

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Ciao, Bastet!



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