Poetry Contest: A Poem that counts.
A Poem that counts. Results
Grand prize: DC$ 25
The rules were given as the following:
I would like you to create a Fibonacci poem
Fibonacci was a mathematician known widely for his work surrounding the golden ratio and was responsible for introducing this sequence to the West ( previously described by the Indian mathematician Virahanka )
Yet you need not be a mathematical wizard to enter.
You just need to be able to count and know what a syllable is.
The sequence is created by adding one number to the one preceding it as follows
you get the picture.
There is no meter or rhyme , merely that syllable count per line.
Your poem may have 6 , 7 or 8 lines then after that you can see the lines become a little too long and rambling though I have seen examples doing so.
Your poem may swell outwards and inwards , which is pleasing , reducing the syllable count after the eighth line , which should form a sort of turning point within the poem , back down to one.
This site here has a clear explanation and also some of the many variations that are possible.
Here's a quick example to demonstrate
all you have to do
is write me a poem that counts please
sometimes it's fun to try something different ; like parkour !
bounce off the walls , leap through windows
slide down banisters
and here's one I prepared earlier
Your poem may be as long or short as you wish.
One stanza or a whole string . It's entirely up to you
Please feel free to contact me via dp mail if you have any questions.
$25 ducats for the winner
you have one month
Good Luck :)