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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)










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)






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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!
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
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,

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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