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The Final Sunset of Skag the Slayer by darkphoenix The Final Sunset of Skag the Slayer :icondarkphoenix:darkphoenix 3 0 First Conflict by darkphoenix First Conflict :icondarkphoenix:darkphoenix 0 1 dp3d - chess 2b by darkphoenix dp3d - chess 2b :icondarkphoenix:darkphoenix 2 8 dp3d - chess 2a by darkphoenix dp3d - chess 2a :icondarkphoenix:darkphoenix 6 15 It's a long way to the top... by darkphoenix It's a long way to the top... :icondarkphoenix:darkphoenix 4 27
chaos butterfly - haiku
patterned wing flutters
zephyr caresses blossoms
hurricane is born
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chaos butterfly - limerick
There once was an old butterfly,
Its wings the colour of sky.
Though dainty in form
It stirred up a storm
Whenever it started to fly.
:icondarkphoenix:darkphoenix 1 16
oceanic obstetrics
benthic contractions
mother earth clenches her pain
tsunami is born
:icondarkphoenix:darkphoenix 0 21
Doom -- Space Marines R Us
There's something moving back there in the dark,
With razor-tipped claws and teeth like a shark;
Its inhuman grunts drip like ice down my spine
And its blood-red eyes glow with an unholy shine.
Driven by blood-thirst, it hungers for me;
It snuffles my scent, and gurgles in glee.
With a blood-curdling shriek it leaps 'cross the room,
And I blow off its head with an almighty boom.
Smoke curls up slowly, like the vapours of hell,
As with a smooth action I eject the spent shell;
In goes another, with a comforting click.
As I step o'er the corpse I give it a kick.
One demon down, a thousand to go.
I'd tackle them all if I had the ammo.
Shouting my warcry I take out another:
"Eat lead and die, you great ugly mutha!"
Little or large, from imp up to Knight,
From Baron, to Caco, to great Cyber fright,
I'll blast 'em, I'll hack 'em, I'll make 'em all pay;
They killed my pet bunny -- they'll all rue the day!
:icondarkphoenix:darkphoenix 25 48
1000 words - darkphoenix
do you remember lazy summer days?
the lemonade you always used to make.
the way the mountains shimmered in the haze.
the laughter of the kids out on the lake.
do you remember autumn afternoons?
the creaking of our rockers on the porch.
the games of chess we played, the mournful loons,
the graceful dance of moths around the torch.
do you remember icy winter nights?
the shutters closed against the weather's ire.
the cosy glow when we turned out the lights.
the love we made in blankets by the fire.
do you remember mornings in the spring?
the budding of new life; the valley bloomed.
the times we woke to hear the bluebirds sing.
the church a-buzz as services resumed.
now children play but i don't hear them laugh;
the empty rockers greet the haunting cry;
the hearth is cold, my heart is torn in half.
why did you leave, my love? why did you die?
:icondarkphoenix:darkphoenix 5 29
That time of day
Golden eye of God
Gazing upon His creation
Glorious to see
:icondarkphoenix:darkphoenix 5 16
That time of year - haiku
menacing armies
angry grey storm clouds advance
across summer skies
:icondarkphoenix:darkphoenix 2 10
darkphoenix devID revised by darkphoenix darkphoenix devID revised :icondarkphoenix:darkphoenix 0 1 darkphoenix deviantID by darkphoenix darkphoenix deviantID :icondarkphoenix:darkphoenix 0 8
Sonnet to Distramutarkal
Darkness enshrouds the depths of your black soul.
Ice water flows throughout your hulking frame.
Sanity is, no more, part of your whole;
Terror surrounds the whisper of your name.
Rumours follow the trail of death you leave;
Anger and fear grow in your bloody wake.
Murder is all that your heart can conceive;
Useless to hide from the dread art you make.
Though demons haunt your nightmares and your days,
Angels lead you to your true destiny.
Rage at your mother fuels your psycho ways,
Killing is the only escape you see.
Alone and frightened in your darkest dreams,
Light shines only from your next victim's screams...
:icondarkphoenix:darkphoenix 2 13
Beneath Redcliffe Jetty by darkphoenix Beneath Redcliffe Jetty :icondarkphoenix:darkphoenix 1 35

Random Favourites


  • Reading: Dragon's Claw
  • Watching: Tucker and Dale vs Evil
  • Playing: Half-Life (always) and RAGE
  • Eating: Risotto
  • Drinking: Corona (with lime, of course!)
Is this thing still on...?

So apparently it's been a day or two since my last journal entry.  I've been ... busy.  My latest endeavour has been an image I've been working on in Blender, and I just popped in to upload it...  Most of my digital art to date has been work in progress, or extracts from larger projects, and as such has gone into my scrapbook -- but this one is all my own work (albeit done for a competition) so it's gonna join my poetry 'n such in my gallery!

Yay... :-|


Peter Jones
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
I'm just this guy, y'know...

Deviousness Award

Deviousness Award
darkphoenix epitomizes the life that a deviant lives. His beautifully and meticulously worded poems are some of the most wonderful submissions that deviantART has ever seen. The unwavering support for the community by way of eloquent comments on deviations, intelligent arguments in news articles and forum posts as well as his mature handling of various community related issues make him one of the most widely respected deviants that deviantART has ever seen. darkphoenix is the textbook example of a deviant and therefore will always be remembered!
-awarded October 2001



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blue-roses-to-dust Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007   Writer
k, so i'm going to add you as i've liked what i've read..go well :)
blue-roses-to-dust Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007   Writer
hi, found your site thru another :) did you see pink recently and that corona sounds now to look thru your gallery (ty)
from further down under :sun:
darkphoenix Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How's this for a late reply? :-)

I did indeed see Pink when she hit Brisbane -- on her fifth and final concert. Really looking forward to her next one (June 2009)!
Cotovatre Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Formerly Vespa_Worshipper, my account was hacked by some asshole and I apologise for his rudeness!!! GOD.

I've moved, and deviations (new ones and some old ones) will be posted shortly.

If you're still interested, please come watch me again. :) I'll return the favour.
Tamuril-Marie Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2006
Hey There! I just wanted to make sure you didn't mind that you were in one of my journals: Poets Of Deviantart
darkphoenix Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Works for me!

Cheers... ;-)
ripofabutterflywing Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2006   Writer
very nice very nice
blackzer0 Featured By Owner May 9, 2006
Hey Pete! What's up?
darkphoenix Featured By Owner May 24, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey there buddy!

Haven't been around much lately. Just can't seem to summon up a lot of interest in what's going on around here at the moment; there are other things taking up my time and attention. Life is ... interesting. :D (Things might actually be improving, although it's hard to tell.)

And, of course, I'm busy. Playing with my latest HLDM level (I've partly built a new one, and my pyramid is still undergoing revision, although that should be finalised this weekend, with a bit of luck.)

I'm also planning to write another novel in June, to keep in practice between NaNoWriMos! Next November I'll be tackling the Array Wars sequel, but I've got another story I've been itching to explore ever since the concept came to me three years ago...

So I guess I won't be around much next month either! :-)

How's life been treating you?!
blackzer0 Featured By Owner May 24, 2006
It's great to hear life is being interesting for you! :D And that you might continue Array Wars. Things have been good with me too. This year is turning out to be the best ever yet. Even tops 2003. I went on a really long and great trip that I might tell about in journals, so if I do I hope you'll look over them. Professionally and personally things are looking up as well. As you said, things might actually be improving, although it's hard to tell.
I've not been around much lately either. But let's not disappear completely! :D
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