Tanka Poem 3

Tanka Poem 3

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 meter of 5-7-5-7-7.

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Alas! I unlike

These autumnal leaves,

Passions inflamed,

Your embers glow oh so bright.

My heart grows colder in pain. 


© 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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This has a deep feeling of pain and loss but I found the stitching undone perhaps in the transition between the protagonists comparison of himself to the autumn leaves and to his love?

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Added on October 19, 2015
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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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