The Teardrop Crown

Fibonacci Poetry (The Fib)

By Dharrsheena Raja SegarranPublished 10 months ago β’ 1 min read
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How

Can

He be

So happy

While she is crying

Her eyes out every night before bed

~~~~~

How

Can

She wake

Up daily

And put on a smile

No one knew she was faking it

~~~~~

How

Can

He give

Her that look

Full of anger when

She didn't do anything wrong

~~~~~

How

Can

I tell

Her that she

Has dodged a bullet

She doesn't need that gaslighter

~~~~~

Now

She's

The Queen

Of her life

And she wears a crown

She made it out of her teardrops

~~~~~

Fibonacci poetry (or the Fib) is a 6-line poem that follows the mathematical Fibonacci sequence for syllable count per line.

For the 6-line poem that means:

• 1 syllable for the first line
• 1 syllable for the second line
• 2 syllables for the third line
• 3 syllables for the fourth line
• 5 syllables for the fifth line
• 8 syllables for sixth line

There are variations where the Fibonacci expands even further with each line, but to understand how to accomplish this, you need to understand the Fibonacci math sequence of starting with 0 and 1 and then adding the last two numbers together to add to infinity.

0+1=1
1+1=2
1+2=3
2+3=5
3+5=8
5+8=13
8+13=21
13+21=34
and so on and so forth...

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• Donna Fox5 days ago

Dharrsheena, I love the poetry where you experiment with formatting! I also appreciate the insights on how Fibonacci poetry works. Is was a sad poem with a really deep meaning but you wrote it so beautifully! π

• Sandra Tena Cole17 days ago

Brilliantly done! You've inspired me to try one myself xx

• Sonia Heidi Unruh3 months ago

Form and content go so well ... both the structure and the story build together. Please, Vocal, a Fib challenge!!

• Lisa A Lachapelle5 months ago

I really liked this poem. This would be great for Vocal to do as a Challenge. Fib poems, it would be unique. :)

• Gina C.5 months ago

Wow this is so powerful Dharrsheena! We never really know what is going on in someoneβs life many times. Beautiful, relatable, tragic, touching. I loved learning about this type of poetry!!

• C. H. Richard5 months ago

Love this. So much said in each line

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• Poppy the Poet8 months ago

Very well done. Clearly took a lot of talent!

Beautiful Darsheena! Knowing you are enough is powerful π€

• Manisha Dhalani9 months ago

Heartfelt! That ending was beautiful.

Heart-wrenching but a nice poem overall. I've never encountered this style/format of poetry. This was well done. The writing was lean and the concise, and the concept was conveyed eloquently. I enjoyed this.

• J. S. Wade10 months ago

• KJ Aartila10 months ago

Love it - love the style!

• G.B. Veen10 months ago

Incredible

• Interesting poetry form. Well done.

• Novel Allen10 months ago

Loved the crown Dhar. Keep going to greatness.

• Really cool form! Love it!

• Melissa Ingoldsby10 months ago

Excellent form here, absolutely well done, hearted my friend!! I enjoyed the form so much

• It was like a great meal. As beautiful to look at as it was to digest. Very nice <3

• Dawn Salois10 months ago

This is a great poem! I was familiar with the Fibonacci sequence, but Iβve never seen it used in poetry before. This looks like a fun way to challenge yourself.

• Cathy holmes10 months ago

This is excellent. Well done.

• Wow! You are very talented. I think that's your first poem I read, but it is very catchy. Love it!

• The Dani Writer10 months ago

Amazing poetic form and you did it well!

• Heather Hubler10 months ago

I absolutely adore how you're always trying different things with your writing! Not only was this beautiful poetry that I deeply felt, but your form was just so cool! Great work!