Tanka Poem 1

Tanka Poem 1

A Poem by James McFadyen
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Composed in the style of Japanese Tanka. it takes the form of five lines and a syllabic pattern of 5-7-5-7-7.

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Your name, it sings like,

Raindrops on a serene lake.

Dulcimers in spring.

Now someone else sings your name,

Calling silence unto me. 


© 2015 James McFadyen



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James McFadyen
My work takes inspiration from the poetess Ono no Komachi, whose writings tend to flirt with themes concerning sorrow, loss, and unrequited love.

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Another very well versed piece. Does it require the comma at the end of the opening line?

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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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