James McFadyen : Writing

Fields of War

Fields of War

A Poem by James McFadyen


The fields of war stretch yonder farBeneath a blanket of foreign starsWhose soils arearid, sands cast redAn exposed tomb for "Our Glorious Dead".We me..
Leave thy Ophelias Be

Leave thy Ophelias Be

A Poem by James McFadyen


Your surface gleams with still serenityA radiance tranquil bluePerfect cadence of ebb and flowA free fluidity. A pensive adagioOh why betray such boun..
Melancholy

Melancholy

A Poem by James McFadyen


How I feel sickFrom that sweet tasteThat is melancholy-Melancholy. How such a wordsounds so temptingly tastefullike Cantaloupe or HoneydewThat it spil..
Tender Kisses

Tender Kisses

A Poem by James McFadyen


Tis it Gods fancy to leave men miredIndiscrepant sentiments, a love undesired?Juxtaposed repose which wantonly dismissesA doting love and her tender k..
Seeds of Sensibility

Seeds of Sensibility

A Poem by James McFadyen


What a dreary,dark and dismal dayA barrenfield of euphonics say?The land is arid, coarse and toughNo water flows between muddy cloughsI snatch some so..
Botanical Affair

Botanical Affair

A Poem by James McFadyen


Perhaps my first speaker from a female perspective is attempted within this piece.
Tinted Glass

Tinted Glass

A Poem by James McFadyen


We observe a world through tinted glassIt has grown darker in times that passSmeared by hate, warped by firesWhich incinerate love and carnal desiresM..
Senryu or Haiku

Senryu or Haiku

A Poem by James McFadyen


Senryu or HaikuLike blood and earth breath and airThe two are as one
Tree Felling

Tree Felling

A Poem by James McFadyen


Once, whilst out walking with my fatherI noticed yonder the remnantsOf the great Elms, whose stumpsRemained rooted to the groundOn which they once gre..
To Tread, I Must

To Tread, I Must

A Poem by James McFadyen


I often stop and wonder whyWe choose to live yet yearn to dieAs if we dream of eternal sleepA sinking end, unfathomable deepIndeed our lives must some..