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Fibbing

Posted on Friday 7 April 2006

Earlier this month Gregory K. posted a note about a form of poetry he’s playing with, based on the famous Fibonacci sequence (1-1-2-3-5-8 etc.) Fibs, as he’s dubbed the form, are poems which contain syllables in that sequence. For example:

One
Small,
Precise,
Poetic,
Spiraling mixture:
Math plus poetry yields the Fib.

The response has been amazing. Be sure not only to read the ones posted on the page above, but also on this page.

Other examples:

Look
out,
Slashdot
has found you!
The nerds are coming!
Hope you like being popular.

Stink
Clash
Two feet
Diff’rent socks
Ran to catch the bus
Hate going to work on Friday

CRASH.
Lost!
Oh, crap.
This is bad.
We’re so alone here.
I guess it could be worse. Could rain.

And this one, which is fabulous:

1
2
3 4
5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13

So I guess I’ll have to get in on the act. Fore!

Tee.
Swing.
Oh shit.
Where’d that go?
It’s probably lost.
Better play a provisional.

Sorry. I’m going to a rules seminar tomorrow. And we all know what Fibbers golfers are. <groan> 🙂


3 Comments for 'Fibbing'

  1.  
    April 11, 2006 | 1:43 am
     

    You have WAY to much time on your hand. 🙂

    Oh and BTW, MENSA called, they need their “whacky poem writing book” back by 5:00 pm.

  2.  
    April 11, 2006 | 7:03 am
     

    What?
    You
    don’t like
    poetry?
    It can be useful
    To soothe newborns’ restless sleeping.

  3.  
    Gina Schneider Becker
    January 23, 2007 | 12:12 pm
     

    Fibs for you! ! ! ! Long time no see. Gina

    Old
    Friend
    Jack Barse
    Just lost touch
    Got married and such
    Working hard? Soon r??tirement stuff ?

    Breast
    Lump
    Sucks bad
    Just real mad
    Why me, why me now?
    Just get health back real soon somehow?

    One most “older” (and better) men can relate to:

    Geez
    Ugh
    Who knew
    Longer now
    Just to pee out brew
    Each trip is longer than the last

    One
    Cell
    Starts small
    Grows and grows
    ??Till it makes you pee
    Four. times. every.. night, sleepy !

    Night
    Day
    Enough ! !
    PSA
    Big news, got the blues
    What to do? It??s for me and you

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