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The Stretch of Time

…A Fibonacci Poem…

 

When

time

is viewed

from the front

its mirage expands

beyond the misty horizon,

yet when you spy the end of the trying lane of life

and look  back, it is simply an abortive trip on a train that brakes too soon.

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I’ve just discovered Mick’s Short Form Poetry Challenge. It’s a new source of enjoyment for me. Does anybody out there fancy joining in?

I’m hoping that my chosen form of poetry is considered short enough for the challenge. If not, maybe I’ll come up with something shorter tomorrow. In my defence, I’m using it because Fibonacci is one of my favourite forms, and I want to help to keep it alive – though I haven’t used it for a while. A Fibonacci poem is one whose syllables reflect Fibonacci’s mathematical sequence of 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21 etc. 

©Jane Paterson Basil

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Out of control

.
   from
     where 
      you stand, 
        you will never 
witness these floating insanities.
        They're so far
      from your
    distant                  
   plain                                          I'm
                                              stuck                   
                                        this  game
                                     is a torture
                           without clear rules or conclusions
                                     to be played
                                          while the
                                             brain's
                                                   out          
               I
         spiral                   
      like a
     careless tightrope walker 
     knowing  even  as  I land 
              there is no-one  
                   at fault 
                    but  
                me

Written for The Daily Post #Witness

©Jane Paterson Basil