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New Book: Searching for You, A Collection of Tetractys & Fibonacci Poems – by Leonard Dabydeen

New Book:  Searching for You, A Collection of Tetractys & Fibonacci Poems by Leonard Dabydeen (September 24, 2015)

dabydeen bookReview by Jim Wilson (Monday, November 9, 2015)


I reviewed Leonard Dabydeen’s earlier collection of poetry, Watching You, a few years ago.  Watching You is the first collection of Tetractys poems; meaning the first book consisting entirely of the Tetractys form.  The Tetractys is a five-line syllabic form with the count as follows: 1-2-3-4-10.  It is based on Pythagorean number theory where the first four numbers add up to 10.  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 = 10, so in a way the last line syllabically gathers the first four lines.

In Dabydeen’s second book, Searching for You, the author continues with his exploration of the Tetractys form.  But in this volume Dabydeen has added Fibonacci poems as well.  The relationship between the two forms is intriguing.  Continue reading

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