Tender Kisses

Tender Kisses

A Poem by James McFadyen

Tis it Gods fancy to leave men mired
In discrepant sentiments, a love undesired?
Juxtaposed repose which wantonly dismisses
A doting love and her tender kisses

As bitter as sweet as a dew washed rose 
They would make all poets write in prose 
Lips like feathers they caress my cheeks
Though more so like talons and razor sharp beaks

Delightful perfume escapes your mouth
Of Valencian cherries and spiced Vermouth
A sanguine chalice, parted lips
Filled with venom I am forced to sip

You utter soft whispers like butterfly wings
I am obliged to hear the temptress sing
Such words dissolve to mires so black
A sickly pool, sincerity doth lack 

Tis it Gods fancy to leave men mired 
In discrepant sentiments which leave me tired?
Alas! I adore thee yet despite such wishes 
I will never love your tender kisses.     

© 2012 James McFadyen



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Leery of the opposite. Mm. Feeling mutual. Don't think this ever goes away.

Posted 2 Years Ago


I love this... especially the third stanza... very romantic indeed. SyberRose

Posted 4 Years Ago


I don't get the gist of it but nonetheless I felt the emotions that was stucked here, great job as always, Sir

Posted 4 Years Ago


This is beautiful, beautifully written and so romantic. I loved it

Posted 4 Years Ago


This is stunning, there's so many talented people on this site, but you are truly a romantic poet. I love 'Of Valencian cherries and spiced Vermouth' made my head whirl!


Posted 5 Years Ago


James,you're such a good poet!.This poem exudes extreme romance.The use of poetic & literary devices like simile and metaphor made the work more poetic.Moreso,the rythm flow and the rhyme scheme here presents a finished classical romantic poem.I'll surely request my folks to read this.Bravo!

Posted 5 Years Ago


James McFadyen

5 Years Ago

Oh my, im truly flattered that you think my work is commendable and deserves to be shared. though i .. read more
Wow! Where do you get all those divine words from! And how do you place them exactly where they would carry the maximum punch!
I loved the third verse! Such imagery!
Not just the magic of words...the bitter message is also powerful!
Utterly delicious poetry! Regards, DN

Posted 5 Years Ago


James McFadyen

5 Years Ago

My vocabulary has expanded through reading continually and searching for new unpopular words and syn.. read more
DIVYA

5 Years Ago

Your efforts have paid and the results are evident in the most brilliant poetry I have been treated .. read more
James writes very well, an excellent poem that combines elements of classic love poetry and modern imagery that combine very well together. Good job.

Posted 5 Years Ago


James McFadyen

5 Years Ago

I hope the conglomeration is effective!
Wonderful as always hunny x

Posted 5 Years Ago


James McFadyen

5 Years Ago

Thank you x
Nicky Sarti

5 Years Ago

Anytime, always meant x
As I read this, visions of high school poetry readings kept coming to my mind. I always enjoyed picking apart poetry back in high school and trying to retrieve every detail that the author was trying to portray through his/her writing and I absolutely wanted to do that with this poem. Who is this mistress? Why can't he love her tender kisses? Is she a w***e, so he desires her affections, but wants more than the thought of absent minded love? Is that why she was so tempting, yet someone that he would "never love"?
Brilliantly written. :)


Posted 5 Years Ago


James McFadyen

5 Years Ago

ambiguity is a fantastic attribute of poetry. but try not to read to heavily into it, in other works.. read more

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James McFadyen
James McFadyen

London, Richmond upon Thames, United Kingdom



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