NaPoWriMo 04/07/2017: Fox Sparrow Fibonacci

2017 NaPoWriMo1 poetryfriday

This month, I am collaborating with nonfiction author and photographer, Christy Peterson.  You are invited to write and submit a poem based on the photo in the comments.

Poetry Friday is hosted by Irene at Live Your Poem. Thanks, Irene. And thanks again for organizing the fabulous Progressive Poem which lands at Irene’s blog today.  Here’s the month-long schedule:


Follow along at…
1 Heidi at my juicy little universe
2 Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference
3 Doraine at Dori Reads
4 Michelle at Today’s Little Ditty
5 Diane at Random Noodling
6 Kat at Kat’s Whiskers
7 Irene at Live Your Poem
8 Mary Lee at A Year of Reading
9 Linda at TeacherDance
10 Penny at a penny and her jots
11 Ramona at Pleasures from the Page
12 Janet F. at Live Your Poem
13 Margaret at Reflections on the Teche
14 Jan at Bookseedstudio
15 Brenda at Friendly Fairy Tales
16 Joy at Poetry for Kids Joy
17 Tricia at The Miss Rumphius Effect
18 Buffy at Buffy’s Blog
19 Pat at Writer on a Horse
20 BJ at Blue Window
21 Donna at Mainely Write
22 Jone at Jone Ruch MacCulloch
23 Ruth at There is no such thing as a godforsaken town
24 Amy at The Poem Farm
25 Robyn at Life on the Deckle Edge
26 Renee at No Water River
27 Matt at Radio, Rhythm and Rhyme
28 Michelle at Michelle Kogan
29 Charles at Poetry Time
30 Laura Purdie Salas at Writing the World for Kids
And now for today’s poem:
fox sparrow
Well, it’s Friday, so how about a double Fibonacci? Thanks to Greg Pincus for inventing this form.

Kicking up
leaf litter for food
hop forward and hop back, scratch
foraging for insects and seeds
Trilling and churring
in the shrubs

© 2017, jone rush macculloch



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11 Responses to NaPoWriMo 04/07/2017: Fox Sparrow Fibonacci

  1. What a sweet little bird. Like many others, I love the “trilling and churring.” I’m intrigued by the form, too, and may have to try my hand at a double fib. Thank you for sharing, Jone!

  2. maryleehahn says:

    I like how your brought their double hop into your double fib!

  3. Perfect form for the subject. Well done.

  4. Tabatha says:

    Charming, Jone! I like the shape, too.

  5. A double fib? How cool is that? He’s a real cutie, that fox sparrow. I’d like to hear that trilling and churring.

  6. lindabaie says:

    This is a new kind of sparrow to me, Jone, and you’ve included the facts very well in your poem. I’ve never written a double-fib before, well done!

  7. The description of the fox sparrow in your poem reminds me of my chickens foraging in the grass as they search for food.

  8. I like the words trilling and churring! The shape gives it an extra spin for me.

  9. Irene Latham says:

    Well done, Jone! The fox sparrows of the world are trilling and churring for sure! xo

  10. dorireads says:

    A double Fibonacci just because it’s Friday? I like the way you think. Nice poem, too.

  11. I’d never heard of a Fox Sparrow before, what a charming little bird, highly worthy of such a poem!

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