Wednesday, April 09, 2008

# 9 Fibonacci Sequence


ALICE THROUGH THE GLASS


Try

contemplating

these marvels,

today being another

ordinary Wednesday. You study this

group of ordinary objects: seashells, flowers, curling leaves,

until your eyes burn, your heart nailed to these visions like ripe metaphors

rattling to get free. Like Leonardo of Pisa, you have an abacus, that just might move you down the rabbit's hole

with Alice. Lewis Carroll knew the Secret: add the previous two to find the next. The Farey Tree, Goedel, Escher, Bach and Mandelbrot are famous now as Mother Nature, with her eternally born again

chambered nautilus, her dandelions and daisies, chronicled teeth, swarms, cellular automatons, algorithms, fractals, black holes, dark matter to the very ends of observation, seeds growing through your floorboards and out your windows, rearranging chaos into immaculate order, the world rich with order, the Hindu mathematics of it all: Fib's rabbits hopping toward infinity, like Pi.


(The Fibonacci Sequence: 1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 55 ... etc. Syllables or words. Add the previous two numbers to find the next. Like Pi, it could go on forever. Remember that old campfire song that never ends, it just goes on and on, my friends....)

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8 comments:

wendy said...

I absolutely love this post. I have been enstralled by the golden ratio....for a long time.

You wrote this just for me, didn't you?

pepektheassassin said...

Sure! Wendy Through the Glass! :D

January said...

This is great! I love the mix of the scientific with your structure. It's got a great rhythm that feeds on itself.

Very nice!

Jo said...

Oh this is so, so good....you are one talented writer.

'your heart nailed to these visions like ripe metaphors

rattling to get free'

this is astonishing!

UL said...

so very unique your poems are...

Crafty Green Poet said...

mathemaitcal poetry is always fun, this works beautifully and I love the image of the rabbits hopping to infinity

christine said...

Amazing poem. Just perfect! I have no need to write another fib after reading this.

Wonderful illustration too.

Joyce Ellen Davis said...

Thank you. It's so nice to have friends!