How to Write a Fiboquatro Poem?

By: Ernesto Pangilinan Santiago

How to Write a Fiboquatro Poem?

Oh, you don't have to be a mathematician to write a Fiboquatro poem. The Fiboquatro
poems are a superbly amatory gesticulation and oftentimes may covey your thoughts and feelings more articulately than spoken speech. Whether you agree on this or not, it is still my! The specific theme for this form is more of love and inspiration, but a poet writing in this form can have his/her own choice of theme. The Fiboquatro is a poetic form, consisting of two or three stanzas, a combination of Fibonacci and a stanza of 4 lines, with an abab rhyming scheme.

Variation #1:
1st stanza: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5 ... Fibonacci syllabic count
2nd stanza: a basic quatrain, line 2 and 4 same syllable count and with an abab rhyming scheme.


Writing Fiboquatro

write your
own poem
of Fiboquatro

by combining a Fibonacci
and a rhyming quatrain;
'tis lot of fun and so easy
to deal with and no pain.

Variation #2:
1st stanza: 13, 8, 5, 3, 2, 1, 1 = inverted Fibonacci
2nd Stanza: 16, 16, 16, 16 = all 4 line of same syllable count and must rhyme, abab.
3rd Stanza: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13 = Fibonacci


* Her Wings Of Love

her laughter fills the room, lingering over my skin
whilst frail soul dances to the beat
of her heart, lifting
me, beyond
my bed

wings of love, her perspective for living, not only for today
but, for a brighter tomorrow, 'cos as I speak to her she sees
me as in me, of yesteryears and of now, for her, I'm no way
despite being trapped, in a special caring, a boredom disease

love that
I feel more
of a survivor
than a victim of virulent
seas of pain, 'cos she remained the same, a loving wife

* Poem published in "Voices of Hope" by Global Poets Guild

Variation #3:
1st stanza: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13 = Fibonacci
2nd Stanza: 15, 13, 15, 13 = 1st & 3rd line same syllable count; 2nd & 4th line
same syllable count and must rhyme, abab
3rd stanza: 13, 8, 5, 3, 2, 1, 1 = inverted Fibonacci


* With Songs Of Morrow

been on
this stage for
so long and I've met
unbeknownst, souls come and go, yet
still I'm not losing my spirits to a supple death

and, I asked no one to feel sorry seeing my black hair fall
for I have seen that feelings myself, when they shaved me
it made me sigh for the loss, but I've nothing to fear at all
for my guardian angel says: soon, from pain you'll be free

you, dear love, the time is on your side; use it wisely
and cry not for me, for I wash
my sorrow, with songs
of morrow
have faith

* Poem published in "Voices of Hope" by Global Poets Guild.

Ok, you've learned the counting and the rhyming scheme of Fiboquatro, now what you gonna do is to have some practice writing it. If and only if, I force no one to write, but I do encourage everyone to explore the fun of writing this new form of poetry, the Fiboquatro, so if you have time to spare and/or have the penchant for writing or playing with words, why not take a few moments and give yourself a try at writing a Fiboquatro poem for someone you know, maybe for your friends, for your love ones or just for yourself, for fun?

But remember (and don't blame!) if you entered your Fiboquatro poem in a poetry contest and didn't win any poetry merits/awards/prizes, it is still okay, what matter most is the person you present your Fiboquatro poem will surely cherish it, as if it were written by one of the great poets. Winning the heart of one person or simply making others happy thru your writing is great than winning hundreds of poetry awards/prizes.

Yes, many of us tend to value an individualized present or gift, better than one that's bought or purchased from gift store or online gift shop. Most certainly, other people do appreciate our time and travail we made on their behalf. So, come on, be creative and explore your senses!

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