4.4.14

OULIPOST #4: FIBONACCI (VARIATION)

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As
As they
wove
gridlocked
buses
Montreal


I could have kept going with this "Fibonacci sequence poem" but it started to look like gibberish after word #13. This poem actually captured how I've been feeling about this city's seemingly never-ending winter. Also, today would have been my father's 70th birthday (April 4, 1944), so it was easy to know which page number I would choose to use as a source: 4. It was his lucky number...

Source: Solyom, Catherine. "Students flex protest muscles once again" from The Montreal Gazette. 4th April, 2014: A4 section. Online version here.
Method: In a Fibonacci sequence, each term is the sum of the two terms immediately preceding it; typically with 1 as the first term: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5,8, 13, 21, 34, 55 and so on. Select an article from your newspaper and create a poem using the words that correspond with the numbers in the sequence. Read more "Fibonacci" poems in the comments section here.

2 comments:

Marvel said...

Love this! Because Montreal.

Sonja Johanson said...

It's fantastic that you could use a regional article!