My first Fibonacci poems in rhyming Sestina form
Why? I So cry... Oh, to fly, Oh, to soar sky high! Need I, need I write what comes nigh?
Nigh... Why Get high? Human, I. Nigh, shall my soul fly; Skies pouring forth tears that souls cry.
Cry! Nigh, I'll fly To my Why. Just sweet Why and I, Eulogizing ourselves from high.
High. Cry Shall I When the nigh Night shall arrive. Why Were men given no wings to fly?
Fly High, Dear Why! Will you Cry When the night is nigh? Need you cry for a one like I?
I Fly, Night nigh. Rise up high, Wondering: why cry? Wingless, merely a soul, to Why.
VII – Haiku
I weep from on high, Fly, raining tears men shall cry, Nigh to join the Why
d’Verse is taking a break for the holidays so there won’t be any prompts for a while…
So I’ll be trying out a few new forms with prompts born of my mind instead!
I considered the idea of responding to prompts from other groups, but d’Verse satisfies my creative curiosity more than well enough – and I don’t want to spend all of my time responding to poetry prompts.
- Sestina and Fibonacci poetic forms were not intended to be woven together like this, and with good reason.
- The combined limitations resulted in six Sestina stanzas that are all very similar, which I find monotonous.
- In particular:
- The Fibonacci form dramatically limited the syllables per stanza; and
- The Sestina form required me to end every line with one of six particular words
- Given these limitations, it was easy enough to turn the final three-line stanza into a haiku, so why not?