Created in 2006 by Gregory K. Pincus, the Fibonacci poem (or just “the Fib”) is a poem that follows the rules of the Fibonacci sequence–but using syllables. The Fibonacci sequence follows this rule: to get the next number, add the two preceding numbers. Here’s an example: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34… The next number in the sequence would be 21+34=55.
The poem form of this follows the same rule for syllable count per line (but starting at one!), like this Fib poem by Paul Hartal:
and I dream a dream
a dream that has yet to be dreamt
It follows the pattern 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8.
Your turn! Write a Fib Poem starting with one, and go as long as you like. If you are in need of some guidance, check out these "Fibs" from Community Ambassadors Dragonfly
and eloise :)
This prompt was designed by Community Ambassador Alum,