Driftwood Phoenix

driftwood swam

Laid
bare,
barren,
broken down,
but pieces form art.
Driftwood rises above its end
forming a bird of legend with magical power,
spinning ashes to art, renewing the forlorn and forgotten, even transcending.

Copyright 2016 Brenda Davis Harsham

Notes: This is a Fibonacci Poem (0r “fib” for short). Each succeeding line is equal in syllable length to the total syllables in the preceding two lines, or: one, one, two, three, five, eight, thirteen, twenty-one, thirty-four, etc. I’ve written two other fibs, Star Fairy and Fairy Ball.

This poem will be my weekly Poetry Friday tiddly-wink of word play. Thanks Violet Nesdoly for hosting and posting that moving photo and poem about forest fires. My heart goes out to the people of Fort McMurray, Canada. And to the wildlife equally homeless. May everyone have a safe and magical weekend. Warmly, Brenda

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36 thoughts on “Driftwood Phoenix

    • I thought I’d made them up when I wrote my first — strictly my own idea, but then I looked them up and realized that others had been there first. Ah, well. Someone else invented the cell phone, too, and that’s a cause for celebration.

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  1. I love this format! And of course, I love the image. I have a few pictures of wood in different forms that draw me in. This one just begged to be written, and the growing format of the poem works so well with it!

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  2. Nice Fibonacci poem, Brenda! I recognized that it was a form immediately but there are so many forms floating around it’s hard to keep them all straight. I think the subject, photo, and form make a wonderful unit.

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