Sunday, April 16, 2006

A bit o' Fibbing

How can it be a bad day when Leonardo Fibonacci of The Fibonaccis stops by the blog?

Or when Fibs get added to the main Wikipedia Fibonacci number entry (way down near the bottom in the Pop Culture section)?

Or, for that matter, when I had an excuse to go look at my favorite (and utterly un-Fib related) Peeps link? In other words, it was a fine day.

I'm pleased to see that more great Fibs were left here and written on blogs and threads all around the Web. Those seeking apartment therapy were sent this way, and I hope there are now apartment walls in NYC covered with Fibs. Again, I hope folks visiting will feel free to write Fibs in the comments here or in the other posts you can find by scrolling down OR by looking to the right in the blog where I've collected key Fib posts under the headline "The Fibs." Click around and read some fun Fibbery... and join the party.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

What?
What!
Whatever.
Don't be mad.
It will be too sad.
Let us still be friends,
And in love.

elisa said...

I LOVE that Peeps page. I'm a big fan of Peeps from way back...

mrdardy said...

Thanks for the kind comment on my blog! I wrote a Fib for my presentation

...of Math

As
math
teachers
our struggle
to try and explain
the wonder and the mysteries

Kathy S. said...

I

Broke

No rules

And for what?

In a dead-end job

I sadly languish day by day.

kosmop said...

PING!

The
Long-
dead sage,
Pingala’s
Name might better be
Applied - to this, new-coined, verse-form.

Elizabeth Shepherd said...

thought
image
connect
emerging
a poem is born
putting word flesh on the first
thought.

My first attempt - what fun!

Anonymous said...

Luke,
Han,
Leia,
use the force,
Darth Vader is near,
There is no try, do or do not.

misslandon said...

hellooooo. have you read "alphabet" by inger christensen (trans. from the danish by susanna nied)? remarkably beautiful poems based structurally on fibonacci sequence. cheers, landon

Anonymous said...

I
Know
Too well
One can’t know
What future will bring
Live today as a perfect thing.

Helene Y.

Anonymous said...

I
Know
Too well
One can’t know
What future will bring
Live today as a perfect thing.

Eloise said...

Oh, coincidence...

I'm a YA publisher, and we publish a trilogy called Magic or Madness by Justine Larbalestier, in which the protagonist has magic powers which are very closely intertwined with mathematics, in particular the Fibonacci series. Please check it out. Funnily enough, I also publish Justine's husband, Scott Westerfeld, whose most recent book with me is called "Peeps." So today's post just hit on several levels.

Hugh said...

I
love
haiku,
but this new
Fibonacci form
seems to be more form than function.
...
Synchronicity!
unwinding,
magic
and
Peeps.

Jane said...

Here is a fibonacci poem in response to one left above...

More
form
than, say,
function? No.
Read it aloud and
Discover the purpose: Calm mind.

That is to say, I find this style of poem utterly calms me by establishing a reading and speaking rhythm that, of course, is so mathematically embedded in the universe... well, I can't help but think it is very natural and therapeutic to think in this form, or to speak out loud in its form. Perhaps that calming and tuning us to the mathematical form, and hence nature and the universe at large, is its function.

What do you think?

Kathie said...

What
A
Surprise!
This morning
I discovered that
Mr. Pincus stopped by my blog...

Anonymous said...

Sun
Light
Breathing
Beautiful
Rays of orange and
Red soaring through the bright skyline

Anonymous said...

Distant
Memory
What now
Do I do
This place is a corridor
To a place I dreamed was true

Anonymous said...

Today
Forever
In time
Or in a day
The moment is forever
Something that is here to stay

Las Vegas Bill said...

Here's a Fibonacci Sequence Poem from Las Vegas Real Estate!

Home,
Lake,
Vegas,
Luxury,
Platinum Service,
Real Estate Investing Call Now,
Realtors Henderson Summerlin Condos Financing

bay B.M.T said...

This....
is....
so so...
hard I dont...
think I can do it....
my.. brain.. will notwork anymore.

MICHAEL said...

HI
I'm
Michael.
I like bikes.
My hair is real red.
My favorite color is blue.

Kevin C said...

It’s so bright!
Cannot process.
Overwhelming!
Mastery comes slow.
I think I’ve mastered!?
Overwhelming!
Cannot process.
It’s so dark!
Must I go?