Melancholy

Melancholy

A Poem by James McFadyen

How I feel sick
From that sweet taste 
That is melancholy-
Melancholy. How such a word
sounds so temptingly tasteful
like Cantaloupe or Honeydew
That it spills from my lips with
Juicy wet sibilance.

Oh how I oft' yearn
To bite into its flesh
So that it drips with 
Pensivity
So that I may whet my want
of nostalgic nectar
So that I may devour 
Such bitter sweet fruits
Which leaves remnants of a rind
Hollow, spaceless shells.
That is melancholy.   

© 2012 James McFadyen



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This is melancholy.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Yes! I love this exploration and dissection of the word melancholy--such a hollow spaceless shell to be so powerful.

"it spills from my lips with
Juicy wet sibilance."

All poets should be lover of words!
Well done!


Posted 4 Years Ago


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Well described metaphorically.. Good

Posted 4 Years Ago


good s**t......ayuh.

Posted 4 Years Ago


James McFadyen

4 Years Ago

Ha! thank you, your comment is concise ans clear and i glad you enjoyed it
Another good one, good idea with the extended metaphor well worked through

Posted 4 Years Ago


James McFadyen

4 Years Ago

I'm glad that you picked up on that literary technique, as well as grateful you believe it has prove.. read more
Stunning. This is absolutely beautiful work, James. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

Posted 4 Years Ago


James McFadyen

4 Years Ago

Thank you for your profound words of kindness. im glad it was a pleasure for you to read
KAOlmsted

4 Years Ago

My pleasure.
Sometimes we enjoy savoring the bitter sweet taste of melancholy dripped in nostalgia a natural embellishment for it.
This poetry is your creativity at it's best in it's crafting and in it's imagery. Thank you for sharing it.
100/100

Posted 4 Years Ago


James McFadyen

4 Years Ago

100/100 oh my thank you! i'm thoroughly pleased that you can interpret the ambiguity of this sentime.. read more
DIVYA

4 Years Ago

You are welcome, and I agree... Melancholia (mostly self-pity) is a kind of a self-inflicted pain wi.. read more
A most touching piece, that feeling of everlasting knotted bliss, well done, good read.

Posted 4 Years Ago


James McFadyen

4 Years Ago

indeed a most sickly sweet sentiment. im glad you enjoyed it, thank you
Wow! A poem about one of my favourite words.....I like this alot. Not a melancholy word to say about it. Great poem! From "Oh how I oft'..........to........bitter sweet fruits" - These lines really made it for me! I keep re-reading these lines over and over. Good work John.

Posted 4 Years Ago


James McFadyen

4 Years Ago

melancholy is lyrically sensual. i love words that you can mould and play with. im glad you were abl.. read more

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James McFadyen
James McFadyen

London, Richmond upon Thames, United Kingdom



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Student by day, attemptee-author by night. Studying English and History BA/HONS at the University of Exeter. more..

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