Sunday, April 09, 2006

The Fib

Gregory K proposes a new form of mathematics-based poetry: the "Fib". The idea is simple: each line of the poem must have a number of syllables that equals the number at this position of the Fibonacci sequence. Example:
One
Small,
Precise,
Poetic,
Spiraling mixture:
Math plus poetry yields the Fib.
As Clive Thompson points out,
Even more lovely is the fact that the Fibonacci sequence officially begins with a zero. That means that the true first line of every Fib is always the same: Silence.
Start with a moment of rest. How beautiful.

Here's my 'umble contribution:

I
like
to blog.
Frequently.
Theory matters.
Computer science (theory)
is my home and geometric algorithms are
sublime. Let P be a set of points in general position in the plane. Amen.
Update (4/14): I was mentioned in the New York Times Book Section !
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