Poem: Spring and Fall: A Kid’s Fib

Poem created in response to Poetic Bloomings’ “An Entertaining Summer” Poem-A-Day event

Day 4, July 4th

Prompt: And I Quote Summer

(form:  Fibonacci)

Spring and Fall: A Kid’s Fib

Such
joy!
Springing
out the door
into summer days.
The sun and fun never ended…
’til too soon we were
falling back
into
school
desks.

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Poem: Solid

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s Wednesday Poetry Prompt #285, 22 Oct 2014.

Prompt: Foundation

Solid

“We build it up and build it up and build it up.
Now it’s solid. Solid as a rock”
– from “Solid as a Rock” by Ashford & Simpson

we
start
simple
mish and mash
basic elements
heaped upon more of the basics
until we’re strong enough to support the advanced ones

 

Poem: The Other Shoe

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s 2013 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 9, 9 Nov 2013.
Topic: the other (blank)

(form: fibonacci)

The Other Shoe

bills
bills
more bills
piling up
more every day
medical costs, car repairs, clothes
for work and school, and then the other shoe drops:  furlough.

Poem: Star Gazing on a Beach

Poem created in response to Poetic Bloomings’ “Life is a Beach” Gauntlet.

Day 12, July 12th

Prompt: Starry, Starry Night

 

revis 2/final

Star Gazing on a Beach
the crashing roar
of the waves
on the shore
the hissing
of the foam
as it fades away
into another roar
and another hiss
roar and hiss
over and over
louder and louder
closer and closer
to
us
lying
out of reach
of the highest point
of the surging tide, hand in hand,
gazing at the stars,
wondering
if there are lovers
on a distant world, hand in hand,
lying on a beach
near the surf
gazing
at
us

[modified the Fibonacci to look more like the rise and fall of a couple of waves]

revis 1
the crashing roar
of the waves
on the shore
the hissing
of the foam
as it fades away
into another roar
and another hiss
roar and hiss
over and over
louder and louder
closer and closer
to
us
lying
out of reach
of the highest point
of the surging tide, hand in hand,
gazing at the stars, wondering if there are lovers
on a distant world, hand in hand,
lying on a beach
near the surf
gazing
at
us

[changed the latter part with the couple star-gazing into a Fibonacci]

original
the crashing roar
of the waves
on the shore
the hissing
of the foam
as it fades away
into another roar
and another hiss
roar and hiss
over and over
louder and louder
closer and closer
to us
lying just out of reach
of the highest point of the tide
hand in hand
gazing up at the heavens
wondering
if there’s another couple
on another planet
lying on a beach
in love
gazing back
at us

Poem: Focused

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s Wednesday Poetry Prompt 222, 5 June 2013.  Topic: child’s play

(form: Fibonacci)

Focused

at
work,
sometimes,
i get so
focused, like a child
engrossed in a favorite toy,
that i don’t notice
when the boss
enters
my
cube

 

Poem: Finished, Yet Not

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s 2013 April PAD Challenge: Day 30, 30 Apr 2013, topic:  finished poem and/or never finished poem

 

(form: Fibonacci)

Finished, Yet Not

When
one
puts words
to page, the
flow may be a wee
trickle or a mighty gusher.
It may take minutes or days, or longer still, before
the author is happy enough
to share the work, while
knowing it’s
never
quite
done.

Poem: The Downward Spiral, revisted

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s Wednesday Poetry Prompt 212, 27 February 2013.  Topic: descending

The Downward Spiral

(form: fibonacci)

The
end
started
with harmless,
trivial stuff, but
soon he was driving for hours
trying to find his way home.  He couldn’t remember
his friends or his family, and,
before long, he failed
to respond
to his
own
name.

 

NOTE:  I initially wrote this poem (linked here) in Nonet form earlier today.  As I was posting it, I wondered if it would work better as a Fibonacci, with the rise from small lines to the longer line in the middle and then descending back down to the one syllable lines.  I think I like the Nonet better.  Having eight fewer syllables makes the poem a bit tighter and, after writing this one, I like the look of only having the dwindling line length.

Poem: Leaf in Whirlwind

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s Wednesday Poetry Prompt 203, 26 December 2012.  Topic: a poem which loses itself

(form: fibonacci)

Leaf in Whirlwind

      I
                                   try
           so hard
   to follow
                                       my movements, but change
                direction, then speed, direction,
then speed, sometimes faster, sometimes slower, and sometimes
                                                             my forward goes backward, my left
                               becomes right, until
                                                                                       I’m so lost
                                                             I can’t
                                         find
                                                                        me.

Poem: Trivia

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s 2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 26, 26 Nov 2012.
Topic: collection poem
Topic suggested by:  Shann Palmer

(form: Fibonacci)

Trivia

one
fact
after
another
various topics
disparate and random tidbits
filling my noggin, good for nothing, but Jeopardy!

Poem: The Antediluvian Texter

Poem created in response to Robert Lee Brewer’s 2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 5, 5 Nov 2012.
Topic: text message poem
Topic suggested by:  Amanda Laughtland

(form: Fibonacci)

The Antediluvian Texter

I
guess
u’d look
2 c more
cryptic jumbles of
letters in a poem @ txts,
but as old & uncool as I am, I prefer 2
# out the words, unless I’m in
a rush or running
short on space
left for
my
tweet.