Poetry Studio

SPRING GREEN
(Fibonacci poem)

 

green

green

verde

olive moss

viridian asparagus

roiling storm cloud green

shamrock meadow emerald lime forest jade sea sage

greens of spring in leafy tree smudge, plush grass, spiky shoots,
flower hearts - Can you smell the green?

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A Fibonacci poem is named for the sequence of numbers discovered in objects in nature by the mathematician Fibonacci. The number of syllables in each line of the poem follow this sequence: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34. Can you figure out the next number in the sequence? You can keep going if you want and make a Fibonacci poem even longer than 34.

 

 

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