Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Fibonacci poems are based on the Fibonacci series. The series starts with 1, and then each element in the series is the sum of the two preceding numbers: 1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 55, etc. In Fibonacci poems, the lengths of the lines (in words) rise or fall in accord with the Fibonacci sequence.
Once you get up to 21-word lines, it's hard to fit them into a page with normal formatting. You could have the lines wrap around, but I like the look of this type of poem with the lines fully extended. I saved the poem as an image file that you can click to enlarge.