In a Fibonacci sequence, each term is the sum of the two terms immediately preceding it; typically with 1 as the first term: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5,8, 13, 21, 34, 55 and so on.

Select an article from your newspaper and create a poem using the words that correspond with the numbers in the sequence. Your poem will take the form of first word, first word, second word, third word, fifth word, eighth word, thirteenth word, etc. You can continue until you’ve run out of words in your article or until you’re happy with the poem’s conclusion.

## Nathalie (@spacedlaw)

I stopped counting after 233.

http://spacedlaw.dreamwidth.org/133050.html

## Reiser Perkins

this was the best i could do

http://www.reiserperkins.com/blog/2014/04/04/oulipost-4-a-fibonacci-variation/

## Mildred Achoch

“Tiger Power” http://lostincyberspacepoems.blogspot.com/2014/04/oulipost-4-tiger-power.html

## Amanda Earl

http://amandaearl.blogspot.ca/2014/04/oulipost-4-fibonacci-variation.html

## Janet Daniel

Oh well, tomorrow’s another prompt…

## OULIPOST: Day 4 (Fibonacci variation) | jacqueline valencia

[…] http://www.foundpoetryreview.com/blog/oulipost-4-fibonacci-variation/ (I went up to 987) […]

## Jacqueline Valencia

Here you go: http://jacquelinevalencia.com/2014/04/04/oulipost-day-4-fibonacci-variation/

## Kenia Cris

I tried really hard, I went through 15 articles on science, arts, culture, anthropology, relationships, world news, cinema, sustainability but I didn’t get anything good to post. In honor of the math in the challenge, I wrote a regular fib, my twist was to use words from one of those articles, I’m not posting it because that’s not what the prompt asked for.

As I was reading for the challenge this morning, a funny thought crossed my mind: FPR makes us all sound smarter. By encouraging us to skim newspapers early morning, we go through the day knowing things not many people will, news make great conversation starters.

## Martin Elwell

It may not be literature, but it’s a strange little poem in a weird Newmarket dialect. http://martinelwell.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/fibonacci-newmarket-newmarket/

## Jennifer Hamilton (@lockedrooms)

Today was a “go with what the words give you” kind of day… http://lockedrooms.tumblr.com/post/81678984267/oulipost-4-fibonacci-variation

## Mary Sexson

http://masexson.wordpress.com/oulipost-4-fibonacci-variation

## Carol A. Stephen

I managed to go as high as 610 words on one sequence, but most articles weren’t that long. I did 4 sequences: http://quillfyre.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/quillfyres-oulipost-4-fibonacci-sequences/

## Massimo Soranzio

Here it is. I hate tumblr!

http://massimosoranzio.tumblr.com/post/81681398031/oulipost-4-fibonacci

## Sonja Johanson

I also find Tumblr to be…challenging…

## Andrea Dickens

http://april2014oulipo.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/april-4-on-fines-taking-the-place-of-human-lives/

I found this really fun … and thought up all sorts of mathematical variations! Now to only develop Doug’s ability to program scripts to be able to create other weird little mathematical poems.

I found it kinda interesting that on the maths day, my poem was about fines taking place of human lives lost. Hmmmm.

## Joshua Ganyon

http://petitbourbon.com/april-4-fibonacci-oulipost/

## Kristina McDonald

http://kmacpoetry.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/oulipost-4-fibonacci/

## Barbara Crary

I got so caught up in posting on social media that I almost forgot to come here too. Duh.

## Barbara Crary

Even bigger “Duh,” I forgot that posting my website in one spot doesn’t mean it will show up in the comments. It’s that sort of gray, rainy, mind-numbing day here.

http://journaloulipo2014.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/oulipost-4-fibonacci/ #oulipost

## Kelly Jones

http://callingkellyjones.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/friday-april-4-fibonacci-variation/

## Nancy Chen Long

Oulipost 4: Donations, Donations

http://nancychenlong.blogspot.com/2014/04/oulipost-4-donations-donations.html

## Jody Rich

These were a lot of fun to do! http://jodyrich.wordpress.com/

## Douglas Luman

http://oulipost.douglasjluman.com/exhibit-a-letter-found-at-the-scene/

## Thomas Hintze

Oulipost #4: “Astrology” http://consumersafety.tumblr.com/post/81694203709/oulipost-4-astrology

## Bob Marcacci

low-income

http://marcacci.blogspot.com/2014/04/4-fibonacci-variation.html

## james w. moore

here’s mine… i had a really hard time picking the format in which to present this, but this was the one that won out.

http://jameswmoore.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/oulipost-4-here-comes/

## Rodrigo Aleixo

Here’s my attempt:

http://andandonomundo.blogspot.com/2014/04/finding-freedom.html

## Jessica Otto

http://chewingwormwood.tumblr.com/post/81697951768/april-4-oulipost-poem-storm

## margo roby

http://margoroby.com/2014/04/04/oulipoem-4-april-4-fibonnaci-fibbing/

## Elizabeth Evans

Here’s my link. http://atreebythestream.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/oulipost-4-fibonacci-arizona-2/

## Sierra Ortega

http://pocket-change.tumblr.com/post/81699826308/oulipost-4-fibonacci-variation

## Patrick Boyle

Days like these remind me why I wasn’t a math major and how hard it is to count higher than fifty-five without tripping over the numbers in my mouth.

http://aestheticnorth.tumblr.com/post/81700504065/oulipost-4-reporting-the-layoffs

## Richard Thompson

http://indignatio-miceelf.blogspot.com/2014/04/you-you-knowa-fibonacci-poem-for-oulipo.html

## Katy

mine’s not much… http://somethingkaty.blogspot.com/2014/04/oulipost-4-fibonacci-variation.html

but it is. and that counts!

## A Little Fibbin’ Fun | Whimsygizmo's Blog

[…] following Margo over to Oulipost for some challenging found poetry fun this month, and today’s poem is a Fibonacci, one of my […]

## Matt Trease

I need to edit these formatting, but I thought I’d post the link for now:

http://ouliposting.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/oulipost-4-fibonacci-sequence/

## Kelly Nelson

http://kellynelsonpoet.tumblr.com/post/81708039768/mr-fixit

## Lylanne Musselman

http://lylannemusselman.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/oulipost-4-fibonacci-variation/

## Lylanne Musselman

The first link didn’t work for some reason – this one should: http://lylannemusselman.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/oulipost-4-fibonacci-variation/

## Maribeth Theroux

http://maribeththeroux.com/2014/04/04/oulipost-poem-4-the-entire-story/

## Winston

http://www.winstonplowes.co.uk/#/oulipost-4/4583726613

## E. Kristin Anderson

http://ekaoulipost.tumblr.com/post/81717687220/april-4-blending

## Aviva Cristy

I gave up math almost 10 years ago. I refuse. So yeah. But I do like what I have so far.

http://avivacristy.com/?p=203

## Trish Hopkinson

s a l – l e u

## Nicole

Politics and a lot of counting: http://decadentdiscourse.blogspot.com/2014/04/oulipost-4-fibonacci-variation.html

## Oulipost #4: Fibonacci Sequence | Ouliposting

[…] are experiments with Fibonacci sequencing (see the Found Poetry Review prompt I was working from here). Basically, the idea was to create a poem by selecting words from the paper using a Fibonacci […]

## Roxanna Bennett

This was incredibly challenging. THANK YOU DOUG! http://marvelist.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/oulipost-4-the-fibonacci-sequence/

## Robin Meister

http://onehundredbirds.wordpress.com/2014/04/05/4-in-defense-of-socialism/

## Jana Ross

http://janaross.wordpress.com/2014/04/05/oulipost-day-4/

## Melanie Wilson

This one was silly.

http://jellyfishfloat.com/oulipost-4-fibonacci-variation/

## Greg Santos

Was nervous about this one at first but then really liked the results. Here’s my “Fibonacci sequence” poem: http://moondoggy.blogspot.ca/2014/04/oulipost-4-fibonacci-variation.html

## Rachel Gellman

http://writeonwithaplomb.tumblr.com/post/81729744606/oulipost-4-drugs

## Oulipost, Day 4 – Fibonacci (variation) | cloudberrytattoo

[…] Today’s Oulipo constraint is a variation on the Fibonacci. Fibonacci is a contemporary poetic form, using the sequence 1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21, 34, 55, 89, and so on. Typically, the first word has one syllable, as does the second, the third word has two syllables, the fourth word has three syllables…you get the idea. There are also variations based on numbers of letters or numbers of words. There is even an online literary journal devoted to this form – The Fib Review. http://www.musepiepress.com/fibreview/index.html When Oulipo and found poetry collide, you get a new variation on this theme. The assignment for today’s Ouliposters is to select an article from the paper of our choice, and create a poem based on the sequence. The first word of the poem is the first word of the article, as is the second word. The third word of the poem is the second word of the article, the fourth word of the poem is the fifth word of the article….this is getting to be math. Don’t try it unless you have a cat available to help. (Cats help chiefly by lying on your newspapers and preventing you from attempting said math, because you might hurt yourself). There are actually computer programs to help you select out the words in the sequence, provided you use an online version of your paper. 1,2,3,5,8, and 13 are not so bad, but by the time you start counting to 4,181, those online engines are looking pretty darned good. However, I do love having actual paper in my hands, so I did mine the old-fashioned way. Since I am a control freak, this was fine. I could tell pretty quickly that “Gerald, Gerald, Roy bought first quilt years Worcester” was not going to work for me. I knew there would be Oulipo constraints that produced poems too abstract for my tastes, and this is clearly the first of those. Don’t be discouraged by my sensibilities, though – my friend James Moore made an amazing Oulipo Fib from a sequence that I would have passed by completely. You can see it at http://jameswmoore.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/oulipost-4-here-comes/ . This exercise reminded me quite a bit of doing dog-ear poems – a lot of searching, to find only a few – short – pieces that worked for me. Because they were short, I have several. I’ve posted them in my order of preference, but if you are a sports fan, you might find the last two more appealing than the first. Enjoy, and please do check out work from other Ouliposters at the Found Poetry Review – http://www.foundpoetryreview.com/blog/oulipost-4-fibonacci-variation/ […]

## sonja johanson

http://cloudberrykisses.wordpress.com/2014/04/05/oulipost-day-4-fibonacci-variation/

## Eugenia Hepworth Petty

http://glittergirl59.wordpress.com/2014/04/05/oulipost-4-fibonacci-variation/

## Kathy Moore

http://eduk8te.wordpress.com/2014/04/05/oulipost-4-harmony-a-fibonacci-sequence-for-two-voices/

## S.E.Ingraham

http://whenthepenbleeds.blogspot.ca/2014/04/oulipost-day-4-fibonacci.html

## Sara Adams

http://custominterior.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/oulipost-4-and-paul-the-ice-intensity/

## Lenore Balliro

I rebelled against this one…math hurts, even math connected to poetry.

## Lenore Balliro

Sorellanza

Il raporto natural tra sorella, e il vincolo d’affeto

che le unisce. Cape Ann’s women music without

instrumental accompaniment propels with force

its spring musical process of carrying out or

accomplishing an action, task, or function,

given in public this weekend with a topic of discourse,

a melodic subject of a musical composition or movement

looking upward.

McCarthy, G. Taking Flight Through Song. Gloucester Daily Times.

April 3, 2014, 9.

## Jen Karetnick

in the better late than never category…

## Jenni B. Baker

“10 p.m. Showings”: http://oulipost.jennibbaker.com/post/81781268145/oulipost-4-fibonacci-prompt-in-a-fibonacci

## Robin Meister

http://onehundredbirds.wordpress.com/2014/04/05/5-premarital-sex/

## CarlaJean Valluzzi

http://imisspaperletters.com/2014/04/05/oulipost-4-fibonacci-variation/

## Lachy McKenzie

http://lachymckenzie.tumblr.com/post/81969649220/oulipost-pt-4-fibonacci

## Oulipost Halftime Report | The Found Poetry Review

[…] describes her dissatisfaction with the outcome generated by following the rules of the “Fibonacci Sequence” prompt. Her innovation was not to completely break the rules, but to create two Fibonacci sequences and […]

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