Image by Dr. René Hoffmann, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
The challenge from The Imaginary Garden with Real Toads is to write a poem in the Fibonacci form - 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8. It appealed to me this rainy Sunday morning and so I over-egged the pudding, so to speak, and produced three poor examples, all reversing the sequence. The first is inspired by the Nautilus image and yes, I know it's not a mollusc, but that's the first thing that came to mind!
Once mollusc’s retreat
Cast aside for eternity
Unless another entity
Chances upon it
The second deals with the Ashes test matches in which two nations, England and Australia, play a series of five matches to decide the destination of the Ashes, a tiny urn containing the ashes of two cricket balls.
Grey clouds loom
No cricket today
The Ashes have been decided
Though England’s batsmen derided
For playing poorly
But they won.
The third effort refers to our house full of dogs, with our daughter's three Labradors, spending their summer holidays.
Dogs are there
Staying in your house this summer?
Six Labradors, one Dalmatian
Three dogs will go home next Tuesday
Leaving just the four
Who live here