# Thread: Tell us a fib!

1. ## Tell us a fib!

I was reading about a recently invented poetic form called the 'fib' today on the Guardian website. See here for info:http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/book...y-pi-fibonacci

The fib is a poetic form based on the Fibonacci numbers. The poem consists of 6 lines with a syllable count 1,1,2,3,5,8.

Well it looks like fun, so I've had a go. Why don't you join me poetic maths enthusiasts?

Number crunching

Yum.
Six,
seven,
eight, nine, one
delicious numbers
for my tum. Crunch! Munch! Minus one.

2. I will play, but shouldn't this be in games and contests?

3. Half a league, half a league,
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
"Charge for the guns!" he said:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

Into the valley of Death, perhaps, sooner, as far as I am concerned, than into the teeth of this Fibonacci!!

But of course I admire you for being willing to try practically anything!

4. To
do
something
stupid, not
is do to do it
with no not for a never no.

5. I
tried
this fib
fallen short of the requirements!

6. What
a
is be
is is a be
what is be a what
what is what is is be what is.

7. Sigh.
Some
people
are so hard
they say? Everyone's a critic!

8. i ~

one
one
zero
one zero
zero zero one
one one one one one one zero

9. This
thing,
this fib,
as you call
it, is such a pain
that I’ll ignore it hereafter

10. oh,
well,
let me
begin one:
this is difficult,
but I'm sure things will turn out fine.

11. Not
a
nother
of these damned
pesky little things!
When will it all come to an end!

12. when
we
all find
these poems
less of a challenge
fibonacci will be broken.

13. squeeze
hold
on tight
I think I
might just fit this one
in. How terrible. My maths sucks!

14. why
do
these things
at all folks
when most make little
sense, pray tell me, pray tell me please

15. I'll have a go. Are they supposed to come full circle?

Cat,
called
mini
lioness,
curious nine-lived
creature bounds, capturing crickets

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