Meditation: On Telling Fibs
Even your cramped studio has room for Fibs, the six-line poems that first appeared on Gregory K. Pincus’s blog GottaBook and which have since turned up everywhere from Slashdot to the New York Times. Fibs are syllabic, expressing the Fibonacci series, in which every number after zero and one is the sum of the two previous numbers. If you’re feeling cosmological (and this is a great day for it), you may be forgiven for thinking that the Fibonacci series, found in pineapples, nautilus shells, and tons of other natural growth patterns, reveals the messy world’s hidden order.
Anyhow, a few examples:
of the two
that came before it:
that’s the Fibonacci series.
on my rug?
Don’t give it a thought.
(And don’t darken my door again.)
your stripes match your plaids
and your leather goes with your lace.
Mean, but then it took
a hard left into Space Pod kitsch.
are best planned
on a beach somewhere
far away from your dust bunnies.
Now you try it!
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