Saturday, January 13, 2007

Poetry...er...Saturday

I'm no poet, but when my niece challenged me to write a poem, I thought I'd try my hand at writing a Fib. The mathematical nature of the format appeals to me; at one time I was a math major (it didn't last, though; eventually I changed my major).

Eternal Spring
a fib by Sheila Ruth

Where
is
winter?
Spring-like warmth
Plagues January
Eternal Spring, ‘tis a good thing?

We've had a strange winter where I live. You could hardly call it winter at all. We've only had a couple of cold days, and even then I'm not sure that it got down to freezing. Most of the time the temperatures have been hovering in a pleasant Spring-like range. I'm not a big fan of cold weather, so for a while I found the warm weather very enjoyable, but even I've started to find it disconcerting.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awesome! As another 'math person', the concept really appeals to me. I've always thought that the non-rhyming poetry styles, such as haikus, were perfect for cat poems. Now I'll have to try my hand at a cat Fib. :^D

Runningflame

Sheila said...

Thanks, Runningflame! I look forward to reading your cat Fibs!