Oulipost: Day 4

Not much wiggle room with this prompt at first glance, but I did play with line breaks again. My poems so far seem to have developed a little anti-establishment theme? I’m not libertarian, but maybe my subconscious is…

Prompt: In a Fibonacci sequence, each term is the sum of the two terms immediately preceding it; typically with 1 as the first term: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5,8, 13, 21, 34, 55 and so on.

Select an article from your newspaper and create a poem using the words that correspond with the numbers in the sequence. Your poem will take the form of first word, first word, second word, third word, fifth word, eighth word, thirteenth word, etc. You can continue until you’ve run out of words in your article or until you’re happy with the poem’s conclusion.

“Don’t Water Down Teacher Standards.” Stone, Nancy. Chicago Tribune 4 April 2014.



Let’s begin with indisputable:

Counts improve if we the state

Wondering, flunking, raising law,



About clutterbuck

Aspiring documentary theatre artist and poet.
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