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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Fibonacci Numbers, Poetry

According to Wikipedia, the Fibonacci numbers are defined by a recurrence relation. After two beginning values, each following number is the total of the two preceding numbers. Poetically, syllabic lines would read 1 1 2 3 5 8

An exploding fad of using this mathematical formula to compose poetry caught my attention because I'm fond of haiku, senyru, fractals and all things brief.

Here are my first two attempts at this process. Fib comments are welcomed!

through grass
brushes bird's
fuzz to Idol do
chirruping commences on cue

progress ~
from gray old graphite,
still misses nibbling erasers

Sunday, January 21, 2007

A Mixed Bag

Yesterday, the first print copy of byte after byte, my 2006 Nanowrimo book, arrived and it looks pretty darned good. My current novel, as yet untitled, is on slate to be my favorite, but...

I tried to duplicate a DVD of my own and it appears to have a copyright attached. I don't think I did that. At any rate, stymied seems to be my current frame of mind.

And my auto's anti-lock brakes have locked. Tomorrow will be a hang about at the local repair shop for diagnostics if I can get there with my brakes on. Might be a slow trip.

Summer is my favorite season; however, I find it difficult not to be enamored by the beauty of the recent days.

Sunday, January 14, 2007


Fresh snow

falls at dusk

flocks tall pines

in total silence.

A freezing zephyr

springs at sunrise

stirs winter air

to rainbow dust.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Powdered Stones

lead the wind
in a dance beyond my path
unroll a screen
a sepia movie of soft motes
stamp visions of the past
until they whisper out of sight
as swiftly as they came
leave me in a trance
to rattle buried bones
to scatter age-old ashes
over powdered ancient stones

Powdered Stones is an older poem which has been published several times in print and online magazines and was the lead poem for a chapbook of the same name. It's a favorite of mine.