Poetry Definitions

Fibonacci Poetry

Fibonacci poetry is based on a number sequence.

Typically a Fibonacci poem has 6 lines and 20 syllables.

Many poets are experimenting with the Fibonacci form and Fib poems can, and do, go into longer sequences.

Some also reverse the sequence. Some Fibonacci poems use words instead of syllables as their counter.

The main requirement these days is to keep the numbering sequence consistent.

The Fibonacci Sequence mathematically is as follows: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34,  and so on. You get my meaning.

It is also found in nature. The Fibonacci sequence is often the form that underlines patterns.

Did you know sunflowers also follow the Fibonacci sequence?

The Fib Review has some wonderful examples of Fibonacci poems.

For an example of one of my own attempts at a Fibonacci I’ve posted Moment.


5 thoughts on “Fibonacci Poetry”

  1. Jo, have I gone crazy (again…lol), or have I already read this post? I know where I’ve seen the photo…which I like a lot, but I could’ve sworn you’d posted this last month?

    that being said, I enjoy learning about all these mathematical structures for poetry. Thanks for sharing them ;-D


  2. Jo:

    What a lovely and absolutely informative sight you have. I admire the layout of your neat blog and the content of the posts. I first heard of Fib numbers when I read Dan Brown’s “Da Vinci Code.” I thought it was quite interesting. But I didn’t know that it could be applied to poems as well. Shall read up more and try to understand. I am a bummer when it comes to Maths.

    Jo, thanks for coming by my place and leaving your thoughtful insights. It is much appreciated.

    You have a good remainder of the day 🙂

    Joy always,

    P. S: All the best for your book. What is the subject of the book you are writing?


    1. Thank you Susan for you lovely comment. the book is a paranormal/fantasy quest I guess would explain it best. Nine men searching for something stolen from them.


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