On Carpe Diem we are trying out a poem based on the Fibonacci sequence where the number of syllables in each line must equal the sum of the syllables in the two previous lines. So, start with 0 and 1, add them together to get your next number, which is also 1, 2 comes next, then add 2 and 1 to get 3, and so on. The Fibonacci sequence is: 0,1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21
Poetry: 1 syllable, 1 syllable, 2 syllables, 3 syllables, 5 syllables, 8 syllables, 13 syllables, 21 syllables and so on .. Not an easy form, but it’s a challenge and fun!
seeps its way
across the north-east
gradually sashaying inland
kissing foliage and then making love to waiting clouds
the cold and dry breeze welcomes the birth of Harmattan singing ‘o come all ye faithful!’
Copyright © Celestine Nudanu
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