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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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31 comments on “BJ’s Shadorma & Beyond – Fibonacci – February 21, 2015

  1. I think the word count method works better poetically. I’ve written a lot of fibs, so this lazybones declines to write another! I might write a shadorma, though.

    • Bastet
      February 21, 2015

      It’s a bit silly as genres go I know … the word method is easier without a doubt … I’d love to read one of your shadorma!

      • How about this one:

        counting is a bore –
        it is not
        easy to
        get a rhythm going with
        no way to hear stress.

      • Bastet
        February 21, 2015

        Sometimes dear,
        not all can be stressed
        distressed …
        maybe … yes,
        at the end of our journey
        let’s all meet in Rome.

      • Good idea

      • Bastet
        February 21, 2015

        It’s be a lot of fun!

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    • Bastet
      February 21, 2015

      Thanks for dropping by I can’t wait to read what you’ve done!

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  4. georgeplace2013
    February 21, 2015

    At first, I thought no way. I have done only one of these before. But, with the weather being what it is, I not only did another but made it a reverse Fibonacci. It pretty much wrote itself.

    • Bastet
      February 21, 2015

      Wow! One never knows where the muse will take us … I can’t wait to read this!

  5. Misky
    February 21, 2015

    Would you mind helping me with the photo? What is it? I can’t really make out the image….

    • Bastet
      February 22, 2015

      Sorry … I’m real late answering you … it’s a night shot of the sky line at Riva del Garda – Trentino (Italy)

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  7. Misky
    February 21, 2015

    I went a different way with your lovely prompt.


    • Bastet
      February 22, 2015

      That is fine … we are also beyond 😉 hope to pass by today and have a read … thanks for dropping in Misky.

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  9. Tracesofthesoul
    February 22, 2015

    I was sure if I had to do math…I’m outta here but after reading a few it got me curious to give it a go.https://tracesofthesoul.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/ciel-etoile-starry-sky-haibun-fibonacci-tanka/

    • Bastet
      February 22, 2015

      Yeah … know what you mean … but no math really involved 🙂

  10. Jen
    February 22, 2015

    This will be fun 😀
    And I love the photo — night lights — amazing stuff. You know how I’m drawn to them. 🙂

    • Bastet
      February 23, 2015

      And a great job you’ve done!

      • Jen
        February 23, 2015

        🙂 thanks 🙂

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  13. adaspoetryalcove
    February 22, 2015

    I wrote my first fibonacci, my husband said I need to do one using PI to celebrate PI day. (he’s a math teeacher)

    • Bastet
      February 23, 2015

      Cool idea … didn’t even know that PI day existed!

  14. Cressida
    February 23, 2015

    Love fib form …or any challenging form in fact . Thanks !

    • Bastet
      February 23, 2015

      You’re very welcome .. we try, we try!!! 😉

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