Lost Reveries

Kyoto, Japan, 2010.

Kyoto, Japan, 2010.


we were.
You and I
are alas not we,
for you are you, and I? Am lost.
Our ever after: dreams lost in doleful reverie.

– Agnes Chew


Note: This poem marks my foray into writing with Oulipian constraints, and is inspired by Fibonnaci poetry which marries both mathematics and poetry within a single creation. A Fibonnaci poem draws reference from the Fibonnaci sequence in mathematics (0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, …) and is manifested in the number of syllables in each verse of the poem. Akin to the way in which the Fibonnaci sequence is observed in nature as the underlying form of growing patterns, such as in the increasing, spiral formation of conch shells and flowers, Fibonnaci poetry displays this naturally occurring growth pattern in a visual manner.



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