Earth ~ Wind ~ Fire ~ Rain
solid – sure
so strong we can grow
our roots deep in its nurturing
together stand fast – spinning – hurtling apace through space
unruffled by dangers – invested so deep –no room for dismay here
safe in her keep
a soft breath
blowing o’er our skin
riffling the hairs of our body
making them dance – soothing us with its light, warm caress
exciting senses with billowy kiss – sweet expectation, wishing,
“please – never cease…”
in coldest winter
the look in the eyes that excites
oxygen pure that feeds what we crave – passion ignites
who knew of Heaven engulfed all in flames – we bask in her heat here
sweet love is her name~
tin roof overhead
its drumming mesmerizing me
how many must there be creating cacophony
then, fall to ground, a steady stream of drips – etch their mark upon Earth that says, “we were here…”
You might have heard of Fibonacci in relation to mathematics. He developed a sequence of numbers that poets have turned into a form.
Fibonacci Poetry uses the sequence to structure the syllable count of the lines in their poems. Mindful Poetry has never officially used this form as a Form-of-the-Month, but I did write up a post a few years ago.
Because I find my post lacking, I will elaborate now. Here is the sequence of numbers. 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34…
Your first line of the poem has no syllables. (I know, that sounds silly.) The second line has one syllable, the third line has one syllable, the fourth line has two syllables, the fifth line has three syllables, and so on. Do you see how this works? Please ask if it’s not clear. “By definition, the first two numbers in the Fibonacci sequence are 0 and 1, and each subsequent number is the sum of the previous two.” –Wikipedia
If you are new to this group or contest, go here to learn more and then come back to participate in today’s challenge.
Follow these rules:
1. Today’s prompt: use any or all of the elements in word or idea–earth, air, fire, water
2. Your Fibonacci poem can be as long as you want, but at least five lines of words.
3. Publish so that the date stamped is April 23rd with only one stamp-date
4. Tag with MP2012
Publish to Mindful Poetry (and other groups as you wish)