(Fibonacci poetry form)
The renowned Italian mathematician Fibonacci (c.1175 – c.1240) provided the inspiration for this poetry form which is based on Fibonacci Numbers. Though long known to Indian mathematicians, Fibonacci (also known as Leonado of Pisa) is responsible for introducing to Western European mathematics the concept of a sequence of numbers produced from the sum of the two previous numbers –
1. 1. 2. 3. 5. 8. 13. 21. 34. syllable counts etc…
now and then,
when collecting dust’s
assorted oddments of life – love’s
cornucopia of paradoxes and half dead
lusty breaths as they sweep along in echoes, dulled until the clock strikes a midnight chime.
Seconds relate to an hour’s arched back as clutching, paired, silhouetted hands count every moment, holding eternally two faces in time.