Earlier this year those of us in my children’s poets group were experimenting with Fibonacci poems. These short poems have syllable counts in successive lines following the numbers in the Fibonacci sequence, where the next number is the sum of the previous two: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, etc. We noticed that because of the increasing numbers of syllables per line, Fibonacci poems have a cascading feel. We looked for topics that cascade. I thought of how friendships begin.
That experience of going from being strangers or acquaintances to being buddies can happen so fast. What a sweet ride.
No Going Back We meet, sit down, politely begin to converse. Soon a common experience sparks thoughts, ideas, sharing—a connection begins. Now, it’s like we never were strangers but two who can’t help seeing each other as friends. © Karin Fisher-Golton, 2014
Thank you, old friends. Thank you, new friends.
Enjoy more poems for Poetry Friday at Liz Steinglass’s blog, including her own wonderful speaking bookmark poem, which she’s raffling off on a bookmark: http://elizabethsteinglass.com/2014/05/welcome/