Salma Rodriguez

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Fibonacci Variations on a Theme of Papiliones, Opus I

I am currently migrating my artwork to BeBee, in an effort to transform my life into one of professionalism and sensibility, elaborately intertwined in the fabric of reality. View the original poem here: http://ow.ly/mrvF30aQGLc.

This is the first poem in an ouvre consisting of Fibonacci poems, composed on a theme of papiliones (butterflies). This style of Fibonacci poems with variations in meter was inspired by the butterfly effect.

Fibonacci Variations on a Theme of Papiliones, Opus I


Life is splendid in a shell, until it orbits round and round. Cyclic days and cyclic nights, weekends sickly... eek! The tide is high and then it's low, and when it breaks it tears apart unharnessed shells and injured souls within their shells. Packed and lost in shells, they lose their souls within their shells!

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Torn apart its lavish coat, and reunited once again, cries along the ocean blue. “Swishy swashy shamperoo,” says the whitish washy washeroo. A kind and friendly kangaroo, a devastated shell henceforth, is brought ashore.

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Ashore his sense of self, his sense of life, his sense of other creatures' lives and selves? Oh, not at all!

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Ashore his will? No more! A shard of life is all that's left.

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And now it's taken by a senseless beast.

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Infirm but not of age,

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With little time,

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No life,

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He

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Lives.

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Reawakened dreams

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Reheightens fallen beams,

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And thence reheightened is his

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Relevated hope; his sense of self, from undersea,

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Becomes reemergent, as his sense of life and other creatures' lives and selves.

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Merry-go-lucky and happy go round, for a-round and a-merry he goes to a-marry his happy and lucky-go-cheerie, a-clappy and loving chérie!

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Allured by the amorous color of musical tunes, enticed by the loving sensation of savory lunes enveloped in tears of opulent joy, ensconced in their cheerleaders' fleece, fantastic and happy, not clastic and chappy,

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Aflame and contained by cumulus torrents of hate and remorse, the beast becomes dinner, and dinner is serve, for lovers united shall never be starved, in shells and unpried, amongst the collectors of souls and their nectar. Divested of fear and feasting their fast, forgetting their past, protecting their cheer, they bundle forever their tunes.

The End

Acknowledgement: I want to thank fractal genius, Dr. Milos Djukic, for inspiring me to combine the butterfly effect in chaos theory with Fibonacci poetry. Without his inspiration,  I would have never pioneered this new art form in poetry.  I want to also thank you, kind reader, for it is because of you that I write.


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Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. beBee Global Brand Ambassador

#28
that is so super kind thank you Salma Rodriguez

Paul Walters

Paul Walters

4 years ago #26

Salma Rodriguez My, my nice to have stumbled upon your work...thank you

Salma Rodriguez

Salma Rodriguez

4 years ago #25

#27
I guess the "butterfly effect" will be the theme of the century. How is it that a gem can be discovered, if we do not search profoundly enough? Thank you, Tausif Mundrawala.

Salma Rodriguez

Salma Rodriguez

4 years ago #24

#25
Why, I am humbled, . I am very grateful for your feedback. Thank you and God bless on this Good Friday.

Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. beBee Global Brand Ambassador

delicious honey and that reference to the lovely Milos Djukic

Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. beBee Global Brand Ambassador

wow, discovered a gem bee!

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

First, I am awed by this piece and thank you for introducing me to Fibonacci poetry. Second, welcome to beBee and I hope you find this your place to bee. And thank you, Milos Djukic for bringing this to my attention.

Salma Rodriguez

Salma Rodriguez

4 years ago #20

#9
Thank you, Melissa Hefferman!

Salma Rodriguez

Salma Rodriguez

4 years ago #19

#8
Thank you, Deb \ud83d\udc1d Helfrich. I had to switch platform, since my LinkedIn is currently inactive for confidential reasons.

Salma Rodriguez

Salma Rodriguez

4 years ago #18

#18
Thank you, Ali Anani for all your comments.

Salma Rodriguez

Salma Rodriguez

4 years ago #17

#16
Lisa \ud83d\udc1d Gallagher Thank you for your feedback. There will be more ;-)

Salma Rodriguez

Salma Rodriguez

4 years ago #16

#4
Thank you, Milos. I appreciate your feedback. It fuels me with energy to write more poetry =P

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

The Fibonacci structure of poetry writing is truly a beautiful idea. I wonder even of our buzzes should be structured accordingly. Thank you Salma Rodriguez for making the suggestion to you and also for writing a great comment below explaining in Fibonacci numbers the idea of this structure. "The tide is high and then it's low, and when it breaks it tears apart unharnessed shells and injured souls within their shells"- Salma you got me out of my shell bursting with joy reading this line. So many rich feelings embedded here

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #14

Salma Rodriguez

Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

4 years ago #13

This is brilliant Salma Rodriguez and I'm very happy you shared this on beBee! Hope to see more :))

Milos Djukic

Milos Djukic

4 years ago #12

cc

Milos Djukic

Milos Djukic

4 years ago #11

Fractal writing style experiment... "The new mathematical (Fibonacci) sequence, a string of objects (words) is: The People's (0) beauty (1), means to respect (1) someone's curiosity, mindfulness and imagination (2). The human interaction (3), which is a synonym for leadership, means to learn (5) from someone and to educate (8) someone. Creativity and authenticity (13) are necessary in order to elevate the human spirit (21) and successfully adopt the self-similar (34) principle" - from "About People, Social Writing and Mindfulness", LinkedIn long-form post, published on December 16, 2014 (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/people-social-writing-milos-djukic?trk=mp-reader-card)

Milos Djukic

Milos Djukic

4 years ago #10

#11
:) #12 :)

CityVP Manjit

CityVP Manjit

4 years ago #9

You had me at Fibonnacci !

Milos Djukic

Milos Djukic

4 years ago #8

cc. :)

Milos Djukic

Milos Djukic

4 years ago #7

cc. Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman

Milos Djukic

Milos Djukic

4 years ago #6

cc. debasish majumder

Milos Djukic

Milos Djukic

4 years ago #5

cc. Deb \ud83d\udc1d Helfrich.

Milos Djukic

Milos Djukic

4 years ago #4

Salma is a great man! cc. Juan Imaz

Milos Djukic

Milos Djukic

4 years ago #3

Once again, thank you Salma Rodriguez, my friend:)

Salma Rodriguez

Salma Rodriguez

4 years ago #2

#1
Thank you, Joyce. I have always loved poetry and still very much consider myself to be a child at heart. I am simply just a very creative person. What can I say? Do my affinity for advanced mathematics and music fall in the same category? I think so.

Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee

Oh that I properly remembered my poetry classes. I do find this piece moving. Thank you so much for sharing.

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