Poetry Challenge #79


Number sequences are fun ways to create a form for a poem. You could write a poem with your phone number or your birthdate indicating the number of words or syllables on each line. You could write a poem based on the first six digits of pi.

A Fibonacci sequence begins with 0 and 1. Each number after that is the sum of the two previous numbers. The third number would be 0+1=1. The fourth number is 1+1=2. And so on.

Write a poem matching the number of syllables on each line with the first six numbers in the Fibonacci sequence: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8.

Set the timer for 7 minutes.

Start writing!

Don’t think about it too much; just do it.

*Kelly Bennett and I began this 7-Minute Poetry Challenge over 1050 days ago. We now take turns creating our own prompts to share with you. If you join us in the 7-Minute Poetry Challenge, let us know by posting the title, a note, or if you want, the whole poem in the comments.