How to Write a Fiboquatro Poem

In all honesty, you don’t have to be a mathematician or a rocket scientist in order to write a Fiboquatro poem. A Fiboquatro poem is actually a superbly amatory gesticulation and it conveys one’s thoughts and feelings in a very articulate manner than normal spoken speech does. The main idea behind such poems is of love and inspiration but a poet writing one such Fiboquatro can have his own choice of theme too.

A Fiboquatro poem consists of two or three stanzas, a combination of Fiobonacci and a four-lined stanza. In order to write a Fiboquatro poem, you have to follow a few steps.

Instructions

  • 1

    First thing that you need to do is to make sure that you bring variations in form of the Fibonacci syllabic count.

    1st stanza: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5 is the Fibonacci syllabic count.

  • 2

    In the second stanza, you go with a basic quatrain but use abab rhyming scheme. Line 2 and 4 should have the same syllable count.

    Example:
    You
    Can
    Have all
    The money
    In the world
    But without love your
    Life is not really worth
    Living
    As ‘tis a life without soul

  • 3

    Variation #2:
    1st stanza: 13, 8, 5, 3, 2, 1, 1 = inverted Fibonacci
    2nd Stanza: 16, 16, 16, 16 = all 4 line of same syllable count and must rhyme, abab.
    3rd Stanza: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13 = Fibonacci

  • 4

    Example:


    her laughter fills the room, lingering over my skin
    whilst frail soul dances to the beat
    of her heart, lifting
    me, beyond
    my bed
    by
    her

    wings of love, her perspective for living, not only for today
    but, for a brighter tomorrow, ‘cos as I speak to her she sees
    me as in me, of yesteryears and of now, for her, I'm no way
    despite being trapped, in a special caring, a boredom disease

    but
    her
    love that
    I feel more
    of a survivor
    than a victim of virulent
    seas of pain, ‘cos she remained the same, a loving wife






    Example:


    her laughter fills the room, lingering over my skin
    whilst frail soul dances to the beat
    of her heart, lifting
    me, beyond
    my bed
    by
    her



  • 5

    The above mentioned poem was published in Voices of Hope by the Global Poets Guild and is a perfect example of a Fiboquatro poem.

  • 6

    The third variation is also fairly similar for the first stanza but there will be a few changes in the second stanza.

    1st stanza: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13 = Fibonacci
    2nd Stanza: 15, 13, 15, 13 = 1st & 3rd line same syllable count; 2nd & 4th line
    3rd stanza: 13, 8, 5, 3, 2, 1, 1 = inverted Fibonacci
    1st stanza: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13 = Fibonacci

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