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This was meant to be a parallel fibonacci poem that also works as a cleave poem. It almost is…

A fibonacci poem is a six-line form, its the syllable count is based off the Fibonacci sequence of 1/1/2/3/5/8. After years of ignoring every promt with a syllable count due to lack of knowledge, I decided to finally give this one a try. Someone had informed me that websites exists that help with the syllable count, so i figured I could manage. I found a great resource:

A cleave poem can be read as a poem on the left, a poem on the right, and a third poem consisting of the two combined. I managed a cleave, but I forgot the two syllable line in the fibonacci. Since the fibonacci poem has received the name ‘the fib’, I’m kind of on prompt anyhow. A fib means a lie, after all. My fib’s a fib!

Object Details Title: Marble Statue Group of the Three Graces Period: Imperial Date: 2nd century A.D. Culture: Roman Medium: Marble Dimensions: Overall: 48 7/16 x 39 3/8in. (123 x 100cm) Classification: Stone Sculpture Credit Line: Purchase, Philodoroi, Lila Acheson Wallace, Mary and Michael Jaharis, Annette and Oscar de la Renta, Leon Levy Foundation, The Robert A. and RenΓ©e E. Belfer Family Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Moran, Jeannette and Jonathan Rosen, Malcolm Hewitt Wiener Foundation and Nicholas S. Zoullas Gifts, 2010 Accession Number: 2010.260

Art work found on The Met.

7 thoughts on “Front row seat

  1. Dawn D. McKenzie

    I love your fib! I think I like it much more than my fib, as I find it more poetic. I started reading the cleave as a whole, and only went to the parts afterwards πŸ™‚

    I also played on the fib double-meaning, but with less success, poetically speaking, than you.
    But I signed up with NaNoWriMo and am trying to write a book, so my time devoted to poetry is limited, and I have other things going on… I’m going to leave the Fib where it is and go back to focusing on the novel, as I have a contest to enter by 23/4 πŸ˜‰

    Well done as always!

      1. Dawn D. McKenzie

        Hahaha! Yes, I’m entering into a contest for a novel (on the 23rd). I need to have a novel ready to publish on the off chance I win πŸ˜‰

        Plus it’s been a long time the words have been ready to pour out of me, and make it onto the paper. And I’m not working at the moment, for one reason or the other. (Covid’s not helping). So might as well make the best of the available time πŸ™‚

  2. Ron.

    Yeah, I wondered about those 2-syllable lines but, hell, even without them this/these are mind-blowing work(s). I admire your chutzpah, attempting (and succeeding!) to combine 3 forms. AND: the photo reference is perfection. Salute!

  3. Manja Mexi Mexcessive

    Wow! I’m glad you branched out of your comfort zone. Great result and website! Today I posted my poem and after a few hours counted my syllables again. One was missing in the last line. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    1. Angela van Son Post author

      I seem to be returning to them regularly. I’ve always liked puzzles, maybe it’s that! I’d love to see one by your hand, I hope you’ll try indeed!


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