Star fire, or: Source code dragon

A ‘Magnetic Poem’ tanka

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create your content
interface with the source code
dragon within you
through her living loving flames
the star fire streams out of you

Notes

  • I decided to once again employ the ‘Geek Set’ of magnets for this poem;
    • Last week, I was surprised by how difficult the use of this set was for me;
    • This week, I knew what I was getting myself into, but constructing a geeky poem still remained a challenge for me;
  • I once again opted for a tanka, rather than a haiku, because I have been enjoying this extra level of complexity;
    • Tanka traditionally have a ‘turn’ in the 3rd line; and, in this poem, I actually managed to cobble together a ‘turn’ that worked;
  • The featured image was selected after I’d written the poem 🐉;
  • The colors I assigned to the tanka’s text are those of a flame;
    • Blue at the base of the flame; a small dark orange-brown section above that; and above that the large yellow region.

Digital love dungeon, or: Sexy girl games

A ‘Magnetic Poem’ tanka

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they uploaded her
to digital love dungeon
from native planet
to play sexy girl games
but she was not humanoid

Notes

  • I decided to take a [temporary] departure from the ‘Nature Set’ of virtual magnets because the words were beginning to feel stale; I selected the ‘Geek Set’ instead;
    • I had thought that this would be easier, but I was wrong;
    • Writing something that sounded poetic with the ‘Geek Set’ was challenging, despite my strong affinity for Dungeons & Dragons and science fiction;
  • I once again opted for a tanka, rather than a haiku, because I enjoyed the challenge last time;
    • Tanka traditionally have a ‘turn’ in the 3rd line, but I didn’t include one in the poem because I couldn’t put together one that flowed well;
  • This tanka was inspired by the image of the flying saucer and cow above; from there, it quickly became silly;
  • The shape of the poem itself is intended to resemble a flying saucer and light beam coming down from it,
    • Actually, I just realized that I’m missing a syllable in the 4th line, which means that this isn’t exactly a tanka… but the shape of the poem works for me 👽