Sunday, April 16, 2006

dissertation Fibonacci

"Fibs": six-line poems that use a mathematical progression known as the Fibonacci sequence to dictate the number of syllables in each line. (0-1-1-2-3-5-8)

Write.
Right
or wrong,
It's better
To have words written.
Someday they will become something.

Inspiration.

9 comments:

Guy P said...

Fibs? Maybe.
But.
It seems to me
That:
Pi is just as neat.
Hope your dissertation's going great!

Jane said...

Woot! Oh, I love it.
Now the great thing about a Pi poem is that we could organize a lovely public effort to collaboratively write it for infinitel many decimal places. A distributed poem.

What do you think? the pi poem?

When my dissertation is done, I think I shall totally set up a website with slots for the first, oh, 10000 decimal places... We would all have to write on the same theme... to create a coherent poem. Perhaps everyone gets 3 lines to talk about [fill in the theme here].

Since you demonstrated the Pi Poem form to me, you are now officially a collaborator. Come see me in June to get this thing rolling. :) Also I should go register thepipoem.com or something...

Jane said...

P.S. I'm completely serious.

Gregory K. said...

Love the Pi poem, and a few folks have left them on my blog before. I tried Pi-etry, as I called it, but found that Fibs simply looked better on the page. Also, some people wanted to write them 31416!

Love your idea of a collaboratively infinite poem. Let me know if you get it up and running. in the meantime, thanks for the link and the fibs.

Jane said...

Yay, a comment from the mastermind of the Fib poem phenomenon! How excellent. I will most definitely ping you in a couple months. Perhaps we can brainstorm the ideal topic, or series of topics, for an infinitely collaborative Pi Poem.

The Dancing Kids said...

...
Coffee
Sigh
Coffee, Yes
Oh Yes Please
I need more Coffee
No, Really I need more RIGHT NOW

Guy P said...

The Pi Poem? The Pi-em?

OK, I'm
Sold!
Let's do this, post-
June.
I'll have a bash at
Making some mockups and shizzle... soon.

Guy P said...

One thing about the Fibonacci structure is that it seems most suitable for flash-fiction and prose because of the ever-lenghtening lines.

Help!
Help!
That's what
I heard first.
I looked out from my
bedroom window and saw: nothing much.
An empty street bathed in sickly sodium light...

( And so it goes on. Er, I probably should have posted this on the original blog :o) )

Mark said...

TOOL anyone? Lateralus? http://www.peteofthestreet.net/sayz/C1151806467/E1494764863/

spiral out.