Snowball is an eight letter word

After last month's haiku spree, I was intrigued to discover - via BoingBoing - the Chaterism, a form of constrained poetry thusly defined:

Snowball (also called a Chaterism): A poem in which each line is a single word, and each successive word is one letter longer. One of the constrained writing techniques utilised by the Oulipo (Workshop of Potential Literature).

This, I thought, makes haiku seem trite.

I
am
the
only
idiot
trying
hardest
flailing
oblivious
gesundheit

Well, maybe in difficulty. It starts off with not many choices beside I and A, perhaps O if you're feeling lyrical, or some other letter if that's what the poem is about. Then it gets easier for a bit then really really hard.

You could up the ante and go geometric, at least for a while but the options in 32-letter words are scant outside of scientific compounds. If you're bored with starting with "I" you might borrow a constant.

π
to
math
geometer
counterbalancing

A Fibbonacci series of lengths (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13...) lets you get Walt Whitmanesque

O
I
am
the
earth
sunburnt
onomatopoetic

OK, I had to get some help to finish that one. Too much, or not enough? I think a decent computer program could write better snowballs than I can. I'll stick with my imperfect English haiku attempts at evoking the seasons.

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