Monday, June 26, 2006

Just a Little Fib

I think the prompt over at One Deep Breath this week is SO cool! The challenge is to write a Fib - a variation on Haiku where the line and syllable count is based on the first few lines of the Fibonacci Sequence, a mathmatical sequence sometimes found in nature (nautilus shells, for instance) and also frequently used in traditional quilt design (whether the original designer knew it or not!). Susan says: "In essence, there are only 2 rules. The first rule is the sequence of syllables which is 1/1/2/3/5/8. The second rule is that no one-syllable lines can contain an article (the, a, la, le, etc.)" So, make sense? A total of 20 syllables, spread in a specific sequence over 6 lines. Fun! My Fib is inspired by a combination of a photo I took yesterday and that old saying about imitation being the sincerest form of flattery. Here it is: Tall Green Stem and Broad leaves reach For the sky so the Yellow disk can flatter the sun. "Flattering the Sun" I suddenly have visions of making up Fibs all over the place. Oh dear!

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