I try to squeeze the great composer Sibelius into a miniature Fibonacci box.



Jean Sibelius (1865 – 1957)

I have two new Fibonacci poems published today in the splendid Fibonacci specialist journal, The Fib Review. It’s always a challenge to try to squeeze big things into little boxes but I had a go when I picked the great, melancholy and alcoholic Finish composer Jean Sibelius as the subject of one of these miniature syllable-count poems that are based on the so-called Fibonacci Code with the sequence of numbers 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21 etc. In the second poem, I try to take us back to our common ancestry in Africa.

Here’s the link – there are a lot of other Fibs there too – well worth you reading.



If you have never heard Sibelius’ music, take a listen to this, the finale from his 5th Symphony. It is thrilling – you might even hear those swans flying.

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