OK, these are the poetry forms I have created. They are nothing special, but I hope you find them interesting.

The first is the Fibonacci Poem[i], which follows the rules of the Fibonacci sequence in the count of its syllables (0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8 etc., in which each number is the sum of the previous two).

An example would be:

Hush!                                                                       1 syllable

Look                                                                         1

at the                                                                        2 syllables

young farmer                                                           3

cropping the ripe wheat.                                          5

Let's dance to the golden tango!                              8

It should possibly be snapshot-like, similarly to the haiku or other Japanese poetry forms. Further lines could be added too (but then the haiku-like quality would probably be weakened).


The second poetry form I've invented is a double acrostic that I called U-Poem.

This one, for example, would read "Life is an unfair game."

The second part of the acrostic (the one going up) can be quite a challenge!

Life is not a fairytale
in which justice always triumphs, nor is it a nice epigram.
Fairy tales are for those who still believe in the persona
engaging in society and its frenetic zigzag,
in a purpose beyond the lust of the condor.
Sunrises and sunsets are not a modus vivendi
appealing to the masses, or a ha-ha
numbing the reality of sorrow and disbelief.
Unfair, that's what life is, full of chagrin.


My third poetry form is the Zigzag Poem. In a zigzag poem, you start every line with the word with which you finished the preceding line, as in the following example:

Looking at the cloudless sky,

Sky, I wonder, why are you so deceitful,

Deceitful as faceless friends,

Friends who build walls instead of bridges.

A zigzag poem usually has 4-6 lines.


And finally the Mirror Poem. A mirror poem has three quatrains rhyming according to the following pattern: abcd - effe - dcba.


The piano man


They found him walking on a deserted beach,

alone, with just a few rags on.

They tried to talk to him, but he just stared

and didn’t answer their questions.


So they locked him up in a mental ward,

where he suddenly expressed the desire

to draw something he seemed to admire.

It was a piano he drew, and on it a golden award.


They consulted the top psychiatrist, who made a few suggestions:

“Bring him a piano, let him play”, he declared.

And so it was that his real genius came out, he was not a moron

any more, his music was music beyond speech.



All examples are humbly mine.

OK, that's all I have invented for the moment. I told you they are nothing special!


[i] I have later found on the net other sources that claim to have invented this form. I have an email addressed to Mark Normal of the Poetic Genius Society where I mention it that dates back to 2004, and I might even have invented it a little bit earlier. I didn’t find any earlier sources on the net, although I cannot exclude that they exist. All I can say is that I certainly invented this form without ever having seen it from others. I also write puzzles, and some of my puzzles include the Fibonacci series, so for me it was quite obvious to create a poem based on it…