Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, A JAPANESE FAN, by MARGARET VELEY



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A JAPANESE FAN, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Though to talk too much of heaven
Last Line: Japanese.
Subject(s): Fans


Though to talk too much of Heaven
Is not well,
Though agreeable people never
Mention Hell,
Yet the woman who betrayed me,
Whom I kissed,
In that bygone summer taught me
Both exist.
I was ardent, she was always
Wisely cool,
So my lady played the traitor—
I, the fool.
Oh! your pardon! but remember
If you please,
I'm translating: this is only
Japanese.





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