Poetry Prompt: Of the poetic forms that are based on syllable counts, probably the most well-known — to English speakers, at least — is the Japanese form called the haiku. But there are many other syllable-based forms. Today, I’d like to challenge you to pick from two of them — the , and the Fib.

(The Fib has a syllable count based off the Fibonacci sequence of 1/1/2/3/5/8)




Count when I

Write any type of

Poem with syllable restrictions

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Leon Stevens is a blogger, composer, artist, and an author of two books (so far): Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures and The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. Visit www.linesbyleon.com

Leon Stevens is a writer, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. www.linesbyleon.com

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