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Re: [BKARTS] Fibonacci series



Judy

Thank you for that explanation, and the poetry. Wonderful!

I've collaborated with poets on books in the past, and would like to do so
again.  Both of these poems appeal to me as artist books.  Would you be
open to that?

Candy

At 12:41 AM 6/10/04 -0400, you wrote:
Well, I was going to send a few samples by side-channel, but I guess 3
inquiries counts as somewhat more interest...

Fibonacci poems are a syllabic form. Typically the first two lines each
consist of one single-syllable word, then the next line is 2 syllables
(one or 2 words), then 3 syllables, then 5 then 8, then 13, etc.
syllables, however many words are needed. A Mirror Fibonacci then
reverses. There's also some sort of Golden Mean structure, and something
called a Nautilus, more complicated, that I haven't tried. The guy who
seems to have invented the form (or at least has put it online) is Denis
Garrison. He's active in the online haiku community, which turns out to
be big, active and serious. I can't find the page where the best
explanations are; it's probably his, but his page seems to be down
tonight.

Anyway, here are two of mine - I've only written 3, actually. "Parable"
is irregular, because the last line repeats the 13. "Motorcycle Jacket"
is a mirror fibonacci. I like to print them centered (not something I
normally do!)  BTW, I do not intend to put these into the public domain
by posting them. Copyright Judith Kerman 2004; all rights reserved.

Parable

Small
green
apples
fall on the
ground around the tree,
hard enough to bruise. Something soft
appears where soil and apple kiss: rot begins to stain
the metal with something the color of blood, sweetness.



Motorcycle Jacket

They
walk
through the
dark garden
cautious and breathless.
The night surrounds them, black leather.
They want to find something to tell each other about
light, but the belt keeps tightening.
Soon there will be no
way to see
his face,
her
eyes.


It's fun - the form seems to generate unexpected content, which often happens to me when I work in forms.

Judy Kerman



>>> candy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 6/9/2004 11:51:51 PM >>>
Dear Judy Kerman

I want to know more about fibonacci poems.

Candy
candy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx


At 08:01 PM 6/9/04 -0400, you wrote: >Intensely cool. BTW, I am one of those crazy people who write fibonacci >poems (a syllabic form). > >Judy Kerman > > >>> judy@xxxxxxxxxx 6/9/2004 1:51:24 PM >>> >Cool. > >Signa > >-----Original Message----- >From: Book_Arts-L [mailto:BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of >Carmela Rizzuto >Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2004 8:21 AM >To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx >Subject: Fibonacci series > > >For a fun look at this series and its relationship to the Golden Mean >go to > http://www.textism.com/bucket/fib.html >-- >Carmela ><decordis@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > > > *********************************************** > > Spring[binding]Hath Sprung > Worldwide Springback Bind-O-Rama and Online Exhibition > Full information at <http://www.philobiblon.com> > ENTRY DEADLINE -- September 1, 2004 > > Book_Arts-L FAQ and Archive at: <http://www.philobiblon.com> > *********************************************** > > *********************************************** > > Spring[binding]Hath Sprung > Worldwide Springback Bind-O-Rama and Online Exhibition > Full information at <http://www.philobiblon.com> > ENTRY DEADLINE -- September 1, 2004 > > Book_Arts-L FAQ and Archive at: <http://www.philobiblon.com> > *********************************************** > > *********************************************** > > Spring[binding]Hath Sprung > Worldwide Springback Bind-O-Rama and Online Exhibition > Full information at <http://www.philobiblon.com> > ENTRY DEADLINE -- September 1, 2004 > > Book_Arts-L FAQ and Archive at: <http://www.philobiblon.com> > ***********************************************

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