Sunday, February 5, 2012

Handle with Care


   I
   gave
   you my
   heart, freely,
   little knowing what
   you desired was a trophy


This is a Fibonacci poem (or Fib) is a multiple-line verse based on the Fibonacci sequence so that the number of syllables in each line equals the total number of syllables in the preceding two lines.  Technically, the first line in a Fibonacci poem with n = 0 has no syllables, and therefore constitutes a moment of silence.  So the syllables per line is as follows: 0/1/1/2/3/5/8/13/21/34/55 etc.  Mine is 6 lines long, 7 if you count the 0 syllable moment of silence at the beginning.  The image is from The Mag.

Image: the grave of Aleksandr Bakulev at the Novodevichy Cemetery, Moscow

32 comments:

  1. Nice! I like that finish with the word, "trophy".

    The Fibonacci is intriguing.

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    1. Rene - Thanks, good to 'see' you again!

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  3. A Fibonacci poem is a brilliant response to the prompt. I love the message. Thanks for sharing, Mary.

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  4. I like the trophy image...it does look like one...

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    1. Thanks Tess, great image for the prompt!

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  5. well done, I'll have to try this (fib) one day

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  6. Very good poem!

    Wander
    http://wanderwithoutbeinglost.blogspot.com/2012/02/grave-so-fine.html

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  7. Thank you Wander, and I prefer this to the fib one as well.

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  8. ugh...at least you did it knowingly...

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  9. Our hearts are too precious, Mary. Loved the abruptness at the end!

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  10. This is great. The trophy idea works so well with this prompt.

    =)

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  11. I like this a lot. Great capture for the prompt. Really like format too, have to try this one!

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  12. Well done for this neat offering...

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    1. Thanks Cad, good luck with the wheels.

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  13. I will not tell a 'fib' ... this is great!!

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  14. Great form and amazing words....this is lovely Mary!!

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  15. Sadly beautiful. So much captured so succinctly.

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  16. Thanks Anna, nice you stopped in for a read.

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