Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Carpe Diem's Fibo-ku, an introduction to a new haiku form

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

I love to introduce a new kind of haiku to you all. It's based on the Fibonacci sequence and I think it's fun to write these new haiku-form. I have given it the name Fibo-Ku and the goal is to write a "haiku"-like verse following the Fibonacci sequence (1 + 1 = 2, 1 + 2 = 3, 2 + 3 = 5 etc.) The numbers of the Fibonacci sequence aren't numbers in this form, but syllables. So the first line has one (1) syllable and the second line also. The third line has two (2) syllables, the fourth line has three (3)  syllables, the fifth line has five syllables and so on. As I give the sequence it looks like this:

1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21 and so on

I will give you an example of a Fibo-Ku titled "this summer morning "

star light
the breeze
this summer morning
birds singing their beautiful songs -
young sparrows playing hide and seek in the dry sand of the garden

© Chèvrefeuille

Of course you can make this Fibo-Ku longer by using more numbers from the Fibonacci sequence, but in this example I have reached the 7th line with 13 syllables. I think it's fun to compose these Fibo-Ku and I think you all will like it ...

So try it and let me know if you liked it ... I am always on search for new forms of haiku, sometimes artificial as this Fibo-Ku is for example. NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until August 14th at noon (CET).


  1. I really admire your creativity and wonderful, fresh ideas, Kristjaan!
    This is interesting....and quite a challenge to think of :)

  2. After restricting myself to (approximately) 5-7-5, creating a 21-syllable line felt a bit like jumping without a parachute! But it was great fun to try something new and to let the muse run without a leash. :)

    All the best to you!

  3. What an innovative idea! I am now following this blog so I will see future prompts. I may try it anyway. The offerings are beautiful.