Saturday, April 15, 2006

Fabulous Fibbery.

It's "around the world with Fibs" time here at GottaBook.

A video in Spanish (from someone who speaks even faster than I do).

A great thread in Greek on Alexis Stamatis' blog.

A shout out from the Dutch Cowboys.

And I've run into Fibs in French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, and a handful of other languages as well. I only wish I could read them all.

Again, for those interested in Fibbing here, please feel free to put your Fibs right in the comments. If you look to the right on the blog, you'll see links to various Fib related posts (look under the headline The Fibs). There are amazing Fibs in the comments of various posts here, so I encourage you to click around. You can also find all relevant Fibbery simply by scrolling down in the blog.

Finally, in NON-Fib news, I'm thrilled to see that early GottaBook supporter David LaRochelle has been awarded the SCBWI 2005 Sid Fleischman Humor Award for his first novel Absolutely, Postively Not. Wonderful news for a great book.

And as if David wasn't talented enough as a writer and illustrator, just look what he can do to Pumpkins!

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

from
eve
all life
created.
evolution, an
appropriate word isn't it

Edgar Altamirano said...

Two FIBOS in SPANISH:

1. With Words:

Cual
es
la razon
de su vida
sino la espera de la
muerte silenciosa en la banca de un parque.

2. With Syllabus

yo
soy
como
las flores
en el verano
esperamos el otoño.

Edgar Altamirano

Real History Lisa said...

Laws
Rule
Our land
They're the code
by which justice thrives
So impeach President Bush now.

Anonymous said...

One
Fish
Two Fish
A red fish
And a big blue fish.
My, what a lot of fish there are!

Anonymous said...

One,
small,
steaming,
cup of joe
fills me with caffeine.
Delightful at the early hour!

Rick said...

Truth
Lies
How to
Separate
Facts of life and death
When our leaders are not honest

william said...

Have you seen the OuLiPo versions? I quoted this one in fixious.livejournal.com's (on which you'd also commented):


0
1 A-
2 t-
3 on
5 écrit
8 pareille
13 fibonaccienne
21 hypergrammatextualité ?

Also, if you have syndication info anywhere, you can syndicate this to livejournal, which has a lot of highly literary readers and communities.

Cheers,
William

julie k. said...

I
Read
Story
New York Times
On Sunday Morning
Fun Article with my coffee

william said...

Oops -- corrected:


1 A-
1 t-
2 on
3 ici
5 écrit
8 pareille
13 fibonaccienne
21 hypergrammatextualité ?

FortunaLee said...

Think
in
haiku?
Why don't you
stretch your mind writing
fibs (not lies) in a Fib sequence.

Fibs have been featured on
Fortuna's Favor Rites.
That in turn has been picked up as a poetry challenge at The Zone Gazette.

kp nagesh said...

hey,
hey!
yes, you!
are you a
mathematician?
then tell me if this is a fib.

Following is a 8-line Fib in KANNADA (language spoken in India's southern state of Karnataka). The Fib in KANNADA script can be seen on my blog.
[1] bA
[1] bA
[2] ma-tte
[3] hu-TTi bA
[5] raa-ja-ku-maa-ra
[8] ka-vi-di-de aM-dha-kaa-ra
[13] he-cci-de a-nee-ti-ya a-dha-rma-da bhA-ra
[21] ka-li-su baa nee-ti-ya shAM-ti-ya sa-ha-ne-ya sa-ra-La-te-ya maM-tra

Allen Taylor said...

Great concept! I think I'll add an entry to my web site (www.world-class-poetry.com) for fibs. I even wrote one myself:

TITLE - The Reason

War?
Yes.
What for?
Let me guess.
Feel a need to win.
If not less, then more. Let's begin.

lonbud said...

Fibs
Were
Always
Things I shouldn't tell
If I want you to believe me

lonbud said...

Correction
Fibs
Were
Always
Said to be
Things I shouldn't tell
If I want you to believe me

-llm. said...

Kids
play
with
bunnies,
baby chicks,
and eat chocolate.
They find Easter to be great fun.

Subbu said...
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Subbu said...

I
too
shall pen
perfect Fibs
that are arrhythmic
and then glow with a sense of pride.

Leo Fibonacci said...

If
You
Like Fibs
Click this link
To be transported
To Fibonaccis musicland.

Anonymous said...

Improved version of former fib:

Oh
Oh
Freedom!
Ecstasy
Poetry's path is
Math's delight -- Choreography!

nek said...

so,
all
you can
do, is the
best best you can do,
unless you try a lot harder

Anonymous said...

Bush
George
gee porge
gee pudding
and pie, winked at the
girls and took away their SS

Anonymous said...

do
we
really
need more forms
of poetry with
haiku-cinquain syllable counts?

Jesse W.

Mdx said...

I’m sorry, I must be the only one who thinks this form of poetry completely stinks. It annoys me to death.

Anonymous said...

There
is
something
about leeks
That draws me into
The flavors in my bowl of soup

Jude Ziliak said...

jh
one
sound
comes now
slowly from
what preceded it
which was the nothing that is god
god oh god of no consonants and eternal sound

prunella said...

A fib (syllables):

!
so
I
thought when
deciding
how to move with you
among our songs and deep rhythms

V. R. said...

0 O,
1 he
1 is
2 likely
3 the best thing
5 that’s happened to me,
8 my mathematician-lover—
13 chalkboard wizard loves me, with my awful math background!

Elfie said...

Why
I'm
spending
holidays
writing poetry?
It's all thanks to dear Gregory!

:-)

Dan Allen said...

Poems
of
six lines,
syllables
are Fibonacci
with the result called Fibs.

Dan Allen said...

Poems
of
six lines,
syllables
are Fibonacci
with the pleasing result called Fibs.

Alex M said...

I
Fail
To see
A Holly Grail
In stale poetry
Weak Fibonacci lines seek tell

Anonymous said...

Stop.
Look.
Listen.
Watch for cars.
Drivers go too fast.
The world does not need more road kill.

Anonymous said...

Temp
works.
Hardly.
Bring a book.
Answer the phone but
not questions. "Sorry-filling in."

Anonymous said...

I'm
here
in my
cubicle-
sized dorm room. It costs
fifty-seven hundred dollars.
Perhaps a box would be more cost and space efficient.

(Those last two lines are supposed to be one line. Oops.)

Amanda said...

My
Team
Baseball
The Red Sox
World Series Winners
Johnny Damon can screw himself

Fabio has something to say said...
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Leon Blumfeld said...

Here's one I wrote in German:

Ein
Arm
streckt sich,
Atem steigt,
elf Rufe klingen,
ein neuer Morgen strömt herauf.

And then translated into English:

An
arm
comes up,
breath in steam,
eleven chortles,
a new morning is rising fast.

Leon Blumfeld

http://worldsowide.blogspot.com/