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A Fibonacci Hibachi

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A Fibonacci Hibachi

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I bought a Fibonacci
Hibachi
Stacked the charcoals inside
Doused them with fluid
Lit the grill
I remember still
The controlled venting
Perfection unrelenting
In divine proportions
The balance of heat
The touch of smoke
No joke
Pu-Pus extraordinaire
Aroma filling the air
You shoulda been there
With us on Oahu
At the au of lu

34
55
89
144
233
377
610
987

I found a conch
It smelled like raunch
Set me back on my haunch
‘Til I washed it out
And played it like a didgeridoo
Or an alphorn
Or a natural French Horn
No valves
At all
I can make the sound small
Or large
Comms to a barge
Or a sister ship
A jungle call
Or nothing special at all
Just music for the ears
And the soul
A kind of shell and roll
See what I did there?

1,597
2,584
4,181
6,765
10,946
17,711
28,657
46,368

The golden spiral
The golden ratio
Favored in nature
It seems to nurture
Natural growth
And stunning beauty
Mathematically
Pleasing for the eye to see
If we just let it be
Like Paul’s mom
In that favorite song
Mother Mary comes to me
With a wise-words intervention
No numbers mentioned
Isn’t that a pity?

75,025
121,393
196,418
317,811
514,229
832,040
1,346,269
2,178,309

I sold my Fibonacci
Hibachi
To a dear old friend
(S)he paid me in cash coin
I remember goin’
Right away to the store
Out near the shore
To buy me a longboard
Anticipation soared
Of perfect balance on ten
A touch of that zen
And lo and behold
The ratio of gold
Fibonacci was there
In the curve
‘Neath the wax
Made quick tracks
And grabbed a sample
Of tasty waves extraordinaire
You shoulda been there
With us on Oahu
Next to the Wahoo
Eddie would go
So ono

3,524,578
5,702,887
9,227,465
14,930,352
24,157,817
39,088,169
63,245,986
102,334,155

You have to count even more
Well, ok, you have to sit there
And stare
At the center
Of the sunflower
And count for many an hour
The tremendous power
Of nature’s infatuation
Bares itself in a spiral numeration
Fibonacci generation
Of seeds
To spread the progeny
Oh, gee
Ain’t Nature grand?
Let’s give her a hand
“Thank you very much, I’ll be in the area all day.”

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2: E’er be
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5: The perfect sequence
8: The golden ratio, that spesh group
13: Of numbers that give to the most ardent observer
21: Something with which (s)he can view, categorize and appreciate our wonderful world

© 2021 greg cain

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