Short Verse Forms 2 – Pleiades and Fibonnachi

December 2004

Short Verse Forms 2 – Pleiades and Fibonacchi

PLEIADES

This titled form was invented in 1999 by Craig Tigerman, Sol Magazine’s Lead Editor. Only one word is allowed in the title, followed by a single seven-line stanza. The first word in each line begins with the same letter as the title.

I added my own requirement of restricting the line length to six syllables.

Hortensia Anderson

Lotus

Lost among the floating
Lilies I found one blue
Lotus reaching on a
Long green slender stem to
Lilting bird notes sounding
Like the dulcet songs of
Lutes from mediaeval spring.

Hortensia Anderson, USA

Stars

Scattered across the night
Skies their light rides the high
Sea waves and then they fall
Soaked into the foamy
Sand until another
Sun like a yellow pearl
Swims in from the shadows.

Hortensia Anderson, USA

 

FIBONACCI

In mathematics,the Fibonacci
numbers are a sequence in which each number is the sum of the previous
two; i.e. 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34…

The following poem is a twelve-line “mirrored Fibonacci”:
1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 8, 5, 3, 2, 1,1

 

Reversal

black
dawn
only
your silver
stars shimmer through space
until time reverses itself
and the moon glimmers goldenly
painting streaks of sun
on a sky
of pure
white
dusk

Hortensia Anderson, USA

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One Response to Short Verse Forms 2 – Pleiades and Fibonnachi

  1. qualandar says:

    Reblogged this on All Poetry Magazine.

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