Magnolia Fib

Magnolia blossom hdrish

goes boom
summer looms
magnolia blooms
lighting lamps in green-shaded rooms

magnolia 5 24 steam

The magnolias began to bloom toward the end of May here in Louisville. The blossoms seem to glow of their own light among the deep green of the leaves, creating their own dwelling space, a temenos (τέμενος), a numinous precinct, a field of deity, dedicated to the gods of summer shade.

The  poem is a fib, a verse form founded on the Fibonacci sequence, a six line, 20 syllable poem, with a syllable count by line of 1/1/2/3/5/8.  Here’s a viddy by Vi Hart riffing on Fibonacci sequences found in plants:


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