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Little butterfly,
Tempting with beautiful wings;
Poisons quickly.

-Chen Yuan Wen, 4th January 2013
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Author's Comment:

Alrighty so, I was thinkin' of somethin' t' write t'night, but with me mind focused on the e-book, good poetry just isn't comin' out.

However I figured this would be th' right time t' experiment with my newly invented technique t' combat writing slumps.

First of, when ye in a slump, it's cause yer brain is overheated. Like a clogged pipe things aren't flowing through. The only way to clean it out is blast through the blockage by writing like crazy. However if ye write long works, ye'll only go crazier.

The solution?

Write shorter poems, haikus, whatever you can get flowing in the shortest time possible. For me, I like haikus and I rarely get the chance to do them. Now I think I'll play around t' me heart's content.

One thing to note though is that the last line is 4 syllables instead of 5. Why? It simply sounded better with 4. Although the form for haikus is generally rigid, occasionally you can get a better result twisting the form ever so slightly. I want to try 6,8,6 and other numbers as well :3

By the way, credit for the fantastic image goes to

MorgueFiles: [link]

Of course I've edited it from the original as per the terms and conditions of use, but if you'd like to find great photos t' add t' yer art or to use as stock for FREE. Then MorgueFiles can help ye out ^^. They don't have a large selection, but they have a fair amount :3

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:

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WordOfChen Feb 5, 2013  Professional Writer
xD Thanks fer readin' :3

-Captain Chen of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
Acalanthide Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Very cool! I do kind of the same thing, except with smaller stories.
WordOfChen Jan 14, 2013  Professional Writer
Aye ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
WordOfChen Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank ye so kindly fer that ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
Simple, but effective. Just reading those three lines reminds of Yami, the king of eternal darkness from Okami. In the game, Okami's true form is actually a seal, symbolizing that evil can come from the smallest of souls, and this poem only exemplifies that notion.

It's such an inconvenient truth, isn't it?
WordOfChen Jan 4, 2013  Professional Writer
Well I admit I never expected such a connection, being that I never heard o' any o' those, but if ye say it be so; then I'm happy. Simply means me work reached out in a unique way ^^

-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconwordofchen:
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