Teal ~ a Fibonacci Sapta

tessellate into twenty-one
trapeziums on sacred temple floor

Mindfills for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday Challenge – To invent a new poetry form –  Fibonacci Sapta ~ a syllabic poetry form with syllables 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13 ~ corresponding to the first seven numbers in the Fibonacci series. The poem must mention, or refer to, a pattern or a series.

Interestingly, the Fibonacci numbers were first described in Indian mathematics, as early as 200 BC in work by Pingala on enumerating possible patterns of Sanskrit poetry formed from syllables of two lengths. They are named after the Italian mathematician Leonardo of Pisa, later known as Fibonacci, who introduced the sequence to Western European mathematics in his 1202 book Liber Abaci. More on Pingala here

18 thoughts on “Teal ~ a Fibonacci Sapta

    1. Yvette 💕 Tbh…the alliteration was not planned…but it happened along the way. I too like alliteration. Thanks for reading and leaving your comment. It really helps 🙂

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