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Meditation On a Lighthouse

bykitten1964©

**This is a poem I wrote during a workshop challenge. I had been told by the facilitator about how he used the Fibonacci sequence to structure a poem, and I decided to try to use it as well. I interpreted it as each line having the number of syllables that came next in the sequence...and this is the result.**


Red.

Danger.

A warning.

Ocean, pounding hard.

The possibility of doom.

But then, a light shines in the darkness, promising hope.

Following the light, sailors can find safe passage, a promise of peace and calm seas.

Red of the lighthouse, now assurance of kindness, of the best, safest path back to home and comfort, the warmth of shelter and human contact.

I gaze out my window at the light, the waves slamming into the rocks, the light flashing through the air, carving the path to safe harbor, and wonder if there is a lighthouse for me. Is there any guide to get me safely home again?

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by HarryHill07/25/13

for twelve

do you think I really go around counting iambs anymore? gotcha.
kitten I also liked your post in the 5 senses challenge, though I said nothing very clean. give us another

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by twelveoone07/25/13

for hh

you miss the definition of iambic pentameter, 5 feet, unstressed, stressed, in a line
and other than that I don't care

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by HarryHill07/24/13

For kitten: beautiful work carrying the theme to the end. I just wish the last word in

the sequence was red.
For Twelve: you missed the hidden iambic pentameter
For Tristesse: not funny!
For USP: there is a pattern; it's just hard to see, and thank you for recommending it.

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by UnderYourSpell07/24/13

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Poetry and Mathematics ........ all the ones I've seen make interesting patterns on the page which this doesn't, but still well done for attempting something different

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by Tristesse207/24/13

Interesting

....but a little disconected. I think using the Fibonacci Numbers Sequence in poetry is very challenging. Well done for tackling it. There might be a PFDF challenge there.

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