Friday, 13 March 2009

A "Fib"

Fib:
this
form of
poem seems
to overvalue
mathematical precision.

(But I suppose you may say that of a haiku or an accumulative as well. I just don't see the point in this particular sequence of numbers. I have yet to determine what you can do with this structure.)

3 comments:

skatej said...

1/2/3/5/8? That is so strange! Any history on it? Any examples (other than your illustrative form)? Sometimes I wonder if a bunch of poets were sitting around with nothing to do and said "I know! Let's put together a ridiculous meter!"

Christian H said...

Actually, it's 1/1/2/3/5/8, which is the Fibionacci sequence. Why someone thought this was somehow worthy of a syllable count is the real question. What about this sequence seems remotely useful?

Kay said...

http://xkcd.com/289/

you'll love this, oh nerdy repressed romantic, just as much as i did!

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