Trite Mathematical Poem
One by one
Building a sequence
Can you see a poem emerge?
No one told me writing poetry could involve math
Fibonacci sequence reveals a natural beauty, but I grow weary counting
Have you lost interest in reading a poem that
Is merely counting syllables?
There is no rhyme scheme
NaPoWriMo Prompt – Finally, here’s our daily (optional) prompt. This one may seem counter-intuitive, but today I’d like to challenge you to write a poem about something you have absolutely no interest in. This isn’t quite the same, I think, as something you’re indifferent to. For example, I have absolutely no interest in investment strategy. Anytime anyone tries to tell me about it, I want to put my fingers in my ears and go “lalalalalala.” My brain tries to shut down! This is honestly kind of funny, and I think this prompt has value precisely because it invites you to investigate some of the “why” behind resolutely not giving two hoots about something.
Good Afternoon and welcome to day fifteen of Napowrimo where I use boring math to write a poem. I’m not exactly sure if it’s completely on prompt, but I did write a different poetry form even if it still involved counting syllables. Here is another Fibonacci poem I wrote six years ago. My brain does like to tune out the higher the syllable count climbs and the longer the poem becomes. I hope you enjoyed reading my poem about math and did not tune out too quickly.