Sunday, February 24, 2013


Wednesday's prompt at Poet's United was to write a fibonacci poem. I was pretty occupied at work, slogging through a week's worth of backlog after the holidays. Still, managed this effort. Something personal, a bit sad, but that's how the mind works sometimes...

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our hearts
are as one
till the end of time
to the edge of the universe

but you left too soon for the stars
and all i can do
is to grasp
the dark


"Yeah we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun."

-- John Lennon

Shared on Poetry Pantry #139 at Poets United.

© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 ) 2013

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Blogger Mary said...

Oh, your poem is so very good....and so very sad! I think the form works well for expressing deep feeling; and THAT your poem did!

24 February, 2013 22:01  
Blogger Mametz said...

i like the feeling at the end of the universe

24 February, 2013 23:20  
Blogger Brian Miller said...

oh man...only the sky and no stars...felt the leaving...maybe the clouds will pass....tight little verse...

24 February, 2013 23:41  
Blogger Serena Helriot said...

Beautiful poignant... very touching and yes, sad. Great image of the universe and stars... and being left with the night sky.

25 February, 2013 02:09  
Blogger dsnake1 said...


thank you! yes, i think most people can write a fibonacci poem but to express feeling or fun or wit with this format is another challenge. :)


thanks for visiting! :)


yeah, the clouds will pass. always like to hear from you, my friend. :)


thanks! glad you liked the imagery. :)

25 February, 2013 07:13  
Blogger Judy Roney said...

So sad and so universal. This really touches my heart.

25 February, 2013 08:19  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

thank you, Judy. :)

25 February, 2013 09:29  
Anonymous Ravenblack said...

Interesting effect how the poem uplifts and then in the end there's a feeling of being grounded.

Always wonderful to visit. :)

25 February, 2013 15:29  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

i am glad you noticed it, Liz. :)

25 February, 2013 20:05  
Blogger anthonynorth said...

Beautiful, if sad, words.

25 February, 2013 23:12  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

thank you, Anthony. :)

25 February, 2013 23:37  
Blogger Kim Nelson said...

You did a fabulous job with this prompt. Not only did you honor the form, but you also told a story of depth and intensity with brevity and respect. Really well done.

26 February, 2013 01:47  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

thank you, Kim. :)

usually i write free verse, but i find structured poetry to be challenging too. i have yet to write a good sonnet. :)

26 February, 2013 21:03  
Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

You made a beautiful poem with this form! It transcends the form, which I think is quite a feat when the form is fibonacci. :)

27 February, 2013 05:43  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

thank you, Rosemary!

this is quite a compliment. :)
i am quite particular about the 'look' of a poem, more so if it's structured poetry.

27 February, 2013 22:38  

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