Posted by: tsopr | February 4, 2008

How to Write a Fiboquatro Poem?

How to Write a Fiboquatro Poem?

Author: Ernesto Pangilinan Santiago

How to Write a Fiboquatro Poem?

Oh, you don’t have to be a mathematician to write a Fiboquatro poem. The Fiboquatro poems are a superbly amatory gesticulation and oftentimes may covey your thoughts and feelings more articulately than spoken speech. Whether you agree on this or not, it is still my opinion…lol! The specific theme for this form is more of love and inspiration, but a poet writing in this form can have his/her own choice of theme. The Fiboquatro is a poetic form, consisting of two or three stanzas, a combination of Fibonacci and a stanza of 4 lines, with an abab rhyming scheme.

Variation #1:

1st stanza: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5 … Fibonacci syllabic count

2nd stanza: a basic quatrain, line 2 and 4 same syllable count and with an abab rhyming scheme.


Writing Fiboquatro



write your

own poem

of Fiboquatro

by combining a Fibonacci

and a rhyming quatrain;

‘tis lot of fun and so easy

to deal with and no pain.

Variation #2:

1st stanza: 13, 8, 5, 3, 2, 1, 1 = inverted Fibonacci

2nd Stanza: 16, 16, 16, 16 = all 4 line of same syllable count and must rhyme, abab.

3rd Stanza: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13 = Fibonacci


* Her Wings Of Love

her laughter fills the room, lingering over my skin

whilst frail soul dances to the beat

of her heart, lifting

me, beyond

my bed



wings of love, her perspective for living, not only for today

but, for a brighter tomorrow, ‘cos as I speak to her she sees

me as in me, of yesteryears and of now, for her, I’m no way

despite being trapped, in a special caring, a boredom disease



love that

I feel more

of a survivor

than a victim of virulent

seas of pain, ‘cos she remained the same, a loving wife

* Poem published in “Voices of Hope” by Global Poets Guild

Variation #3:

1st stanza: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13 = Fibonacci

2nd Stanza: 15, 13, 15, 13 = 1st & 3rd line same syllable count; 2nd & 4th line same syllable count and must rhyme, abab

3rd stanza: 13, 8, 5, 3, 2, 1, 1 = inverted Fibonacci


* With Songs Of Morrow



been on

this stage for

so long and I’ve met

unbeknownst, souls come and go, yet

still I’m not losing my spirits to a supple death

and, I asked no one to feel sorry seeing my black hair fall

for I have seen that feelings myself, when they shaved me

it made me sigh for the loss, but I’ve nothing to fear at all

for my guardian angel says: soon, from pain you’ll be free

you, dear love, the time is on your side; use it wisely

and cry not for me, for I wash

my sorrow, with songs

of morrow

have faith



* Poem published in “Voices of Hope” by Global Poets Guild.

Ok, you’ve learned the counting and the rhyming scheme of Fiboquatro, now what you gonna do is to have some practice writing it. If and only if, I force no one to write, but I do encourage everyone to explore the fun of writing this new form of poetry, the Fiboquatro, so if you have time to spare and/or have the penchant for writing or playing with words, why not take a few moments and give yourself a try at writing a Fiboquatro poem for someone you know, maybe for your friends, for your love ones or just for yourself, for fun?

But remember (and don’t blame me…lol!) if you entered your Fiboquatro poem in a poetry contest and didn’t win any poetry merits/awards/prizes, it is still okay, what matter most is the person you present your Fiboquatro poem will surely cherish it, as if it were written by one of the great poets. Winning the heart of one person or simply making others happy thru your writing is great than winning hundreds of poetry awards/prizes.

Yes, many of us tend to value an individualized present or gift, better than one that’s bought or purchased from gift store or online gift shop. Most certainly, other people do appreciate our time and travail we made on their behalf. So, come on, be creative and explore your senses!

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About the Author:

Ernesto Pangilinan Santiago is a poet/immigrant living in Athens, Greece.  He is the author of a poetry book “The Walking Man”, published by

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  1. Those poems are lovely. My question is why? Why accord to such a strict structure, is it some sort of poetry game? Just asking, it’s something I have never understood.

  2. Yes, you’re right some sort of poetry game. Poetry is fun and playing with words is such a challenge. Btw, thanks a lot gingatao!, for stopping by and for sharing your precious time reading and commenting on “How to Write a Fiboquatro?”


    the Editor

  3. Thanks for this, I will give it a try! I love structure in poetry. It truly is a challenge to make a heartfelt expression while staying within a certain guideline. Far more difficult than freeform poetry, in my opinion.

  4. Thank you Scotti, for commenting on this article. Let me know, if you already wrote some Fiboquatro poems and if you wish, I’ll be pleased to post them here.


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  5. […] Poetry type: Fiboquatro (variation) […]

  6. Well, I just gave it a shot and posted a variation of this form on my blog. Looking forward to trying some more.

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