Thursday, July 20, 2006

Making up Fibs

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No, I don't mean little white lies.

I'm talking about the poetic Fib, the early 2006 brain-child of Gregory K. This poetic form has gained huge popularity in a short time, and has led to Gregory's recent book deal (bravo Gregory K!)....

The Fib is named for the Fibonacci sequence, because the number of syllables in each line must follow a Fibonacci pattern -- the most common being 1/1/2/3/5/8 (each number is the sum of the two numbers preceding it).

Here's an example I came up with earlier this week in all this blasted weather.

Summer storms
rise up from the west,
but offer no relief, no rest.

Note, this one rhymes but yours need not. Sometimes I just can't help myself.

If you think this is something you'd like to try your hand at, there is also a Fib Review that will be published online this fall. R.G. Rader is accepting submissions for The Fib Review until the end of August. Give it a try!

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