Thursday, December 1, 2016




Fibonacci poetry is based upon a mathematical sequence popularized by Leonardo Fibonacci, a 12th century mathematician. A Fibonacci sequence begins with 0 and 1. Each succeeding number is the sum of the previous two numbers.

The first 13 numbers in a Fibonacci sequence are 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, and 144. In a Fibonacci poem, the zero is dropped, and usually only the first six or seven numbers following the 0 are used. This is a 7-line Fibonacci.


A tanka is a 31-syllable unrhymed poem in the syllable format 5 – 7 – 5 – 7 – 7.


A haiga is a haiku with accompanying image.

Modern Haiga (Haiku with Photographic Image): Visions of Autumn

DAISY MARIPOSA is a freelance writer and editor originally from Newark, New Jersey who currently resides in Mission Viejo, California. She has a B.A in Fine Arts from Montclair State University in Upper Montclair, New Jersey and is certified to teach art in New Jersey from Kindergarten through the twelfth grade.

Daisy also has an Occupational Certificate in Travel Management from Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California and an Occupational Certificate in International Business from Coastline Community College in Fountain Valley, California. In addition, Daisy has taken many college-level information technology, Web design, and Web graphic arts courses.

Daisy’s writing career began shortly after her graduation from college when she began working as a Security Owner Correspondent for the Stock and Bond Division of AT&T. Her assignments included writing question and answer sheets for employees to use while fielding telephone inquiries, letter templates to be used when answering written inquiries, and sections of the corporate policy and procedure manuals.

Daisy has also written policy and procedure documents as part of her work as an analyst for Allied-Signal Aerospace Company and the Toshiba Corporation. Daisy has written content and created graphics for Web sites and has also worked as a copy editor and proofreader for several sites.

Daisy was the technical editor and proofreader for Information Technology books — published by Sybex and friends of ED — dealing with Flash and ActionScript. This work involved reading the manuscripts and testing the code (computer programs) to be certain that the code did what the author claimed it would do.

Currently, Daisy is focusing upon editing novels and shorter pieces for independent authors. When not editing, she combines her love of photography and micropoetry in creating haiga, tanka, trillinea, Fibonacci, and other short poetry forms.


  1. I have the pleasure of knowing this very prolific lady. She has an eye for detail that is unmatched by only a few other people I know. Not only that, she is a caring and loving friend.

    As a poet, I must say I have no clue what these different poetry forms are. I am what one would call a freestyle poet.

    Congratulations on your accomplishments Daisy. Much respect!

    1. Carolee,

      Thanks for your very kind comments. They are greatly appreciated. There are more than 40 poetry forms. I have written three articles about some of them. I enjoy the challenge of writing micropoetry that conforms to set syllable rules.

  2. Ohhh Myyy goodness,, this is wonderful.. I am so glad to see you here.. you and your awesome talent..