Lisa Ricard Claro – Author

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I’m a Fibber!

Posted on Apr 12, 2009 by Lisa Ricard Claro   1 Comment | Posted in April · Easter · eggs · fibbing · Fibonacci · limerick · poetry

April is national poetry month, and as a writer I believe it should be celebrated. I feel the same way about Easter, so it seemed reasonable to put the two together. Unfortunately, I am not a great poet. Since humor is the main ingredient in my bag of tricks I tend more toward limericks than anything else. Behold:

There once was a bunny named Cass
Who hid Easter eggs in the grass
She knew they were bound
To some day be found,
Except for the one up her

(Expecting something else?)

Maybe I should set humor aside for today. The limerick is a fine way to pay homage to the Easter bunny and DayGlo eggs, but Easter as a religious holiday deserves to be treated with more respect.

As I do celebrate Easter’s deeper meaning, I have looked to a style of poetry that is based on a mathmatical, numeric sequence found in nature and is called the Fibonacci Sequence. This was referenced in the movie The Davinci Code. A “Fib” is comprised of six lines and confined to twenty syllables. The syllable per line count follows this sequence: 1/1/2/3/5/8. “Fibbing,” similar in form to haiku, is becoming popular. I felt up to the challenge and offer now my first official “Fib,” intended to celebrate Easter through poetry with no wayward bunnies or colored eggs to be found in the grass or anywhere else.

In love
with mankind;
eternity sings
His sacrifice on angel wings.

I wish everyone a blessed Easter, and that’s no fib.

God bless –

1 Response to "I’m a Fibber!"

  1. Comment by Cathy C. Hall
    April 13, 2009 at 4:35 pm  

    Very nice fib, Lisa. If you haven’t checked out GottaBook, you should zip over there for more fibs-and maybe a pantoum or two.(That limerick kicked…bass! Or were you expecting something else?)

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