Riddle#2 Orchid Plant

orchid stem
Orchid Plant

I love
the green leaves
airborne roots
sturdy stems
shooting shoots.
Who am I?

Joy Acey at
www. http://poetryforkidsjoy.blogspot.com/
inspired me with her FIB; here is her outline on how to write one.
This poem is a Fib. A syllabic poem based on Fibonacci’s number, each line length is the sum of the two previous lines. So the poem has 1 syllable, 1 syllable, 2 syllables, 3 syllables, 5 syllables, 8 syllables and I made this go to 13 syllables. If you are viewing this poem on your cell phone many of the lines wrap so you are missing the beauty of the Fib form. Does this chart make it easier to see the formatting?

Line 1 = 1 syllable
Line 2 = 1 syllables
Line 3 = 2 syllables
Line 4 = 3 syllables
Line 5 = 5 syllables
Line 6 = 8 syllables
Line 7 = 13 syllables

Your challenge for today is to try writing your own Fib. Try making it 5 or 6 lines long. Have fun. Do find some time to go outside and play today.

Eye Looks Out

Through the wood slowly

Annika peeks out in wonder

Eye looks out
At majesty
Long grown
With sun
And rain
And heat
And ice.
Tree rings
And lichen
To behold.

80,000,000 years ago
Trees grew
In Greenland’s
Where now
Froze glaciers

A tiny child
Peeks out
Grandpa wood.
A seed
Takes root.

By Jeanne Poland
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