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  “The Butterfly Effect”… - Sonnet
by Peter J. Oszmann
Saturday, July 04, 2009
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Flirtatious, lovely, on gossamer wings,

The butterfly flew into my dark room.

Flitting here and there, finding her bearings,

Perched on my quill-pen, dissolving my gloom.

 

The dull old mirror, hanging on the wall,

Lit up faintly with a luminous glare

And the image of a slender and tall

Beautiful woman appeared within there.

 

Awe-struck I watched as her image faded,

Whilst the butterfly in her own glow basked;

As the “Butterfly Effect” abated,

I turned to her and timidly I asked:

 

“Please tell me oh, little butterfly divine,

Am I in your dream, or are you in mine?”

 

 

© P. J. Oszmann (2009)

© Illustration created in Photoshop (2009)

 

 

 

Footnote: 

 

 

 

 

 

The term “Butterfly Effect” is related to the work of Edward Lorenz and is based in the “Chaos Theory”. In brief: the phrase refers to the idea that the beat of a butterfly’s wing might create tiny atmospheric changes that may ultimately alter the course of a tornado.

 

 

 

 

 

The term found its way into popular culture, where it refers – inaccurately – to time travel, implying that minor changes in past events could lead to major, even catastrophic outcome.

 

 

 

 

 

In the above fiction it simply means that a butterfly can inspire poetry and music

 

To listen to the music: “The Butterfly Effect. A Capriccio in C Major”, please click on the link below. (Duration 17 min. approx)

 

http://www.AuthorsDen.com/adstorage/6177/TheButterflyEffect.mp3

 

 

 

 

 


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Reviewed by Christine Tsen 5/31/2010
I like the way you play with light and shadow within this poem. It has so much motion, so interesting!
Blessings,
Christine
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 7/8/2009
really enjoyed read something about Chaos Theory before liked the way you added the correct and widely accepted version
what a way to be inspired!
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 7/5/2009
I read the book Chaos back in 1989. Quite familiar with all this. Great poem.
Reviewed by JMS Bell 7/4/2009
AND WHAT BEAUTIFUL POETRY IT DOES INSPIRE. VERY GOOD WORK THAT ENCOMPASSES ALL THE WONDERFUL ELEMENTS OF POETIC ARTISTRY. THANKS FOR SHARING AND GOD BLESS. JOYCE
Reviewed by Lori Moore 7/4/2009
This reminds me of the dream of the Chinese philosopher. Very nice.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 7/4/2009
Indeed a butterfly can be symbolic and a powerful source of inspiration as you clearly prove in your lovely sonnet here, Peter. Thank you. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 7/4/2009
Absolutely, Peter, and your butterfly inspired beautiful poetry. Well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 7/4/2009
Sounds vaguely familiar somehow, but has a great rhythm nonetheless...E, R & R

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