Fabrizio Frosini

Gold Star - 152,745 Points (1953 / Tuscany, Italy)

Tanka, Xii - Poem by Fabrizio Frosini

They danced
For you those butterflies
Made of bright light –
Your dark interior
They've enlightened.

Topic(s) of this poem: butterfly, light

Form: Tanka


Poet's Notes about The Poem

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from my ebook ''KARUMI - HAIKU & TANKA'' (Amazon)

(translated from Italian)
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Comments about Tanka, Xii by Fabrizio Frosini

  • (7/5/2016 10:24:00 PM)


    The first tanka poemI have read, and now I know the form.
    A fine play on words: ' They've enlightened'.
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    Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (7/6/2016 10:46:00 AM)

    thank you, Michael. I love Japanese poetry, indeed - both haiku and tanka form.

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  • Souren Mondal (10/6/2015 7:45:00 AM)


    A beautiful poem Fabrizio.. I loved the idea about how you used 'butterflies/ Made out of bright light' as a metaphor for hope as Daniel suggested. The use of the word 'enlightened' also made me wonder if those butterfilies suggest a kind of knowledge - - perhaps about one's own self - - that, when acquired the person referred to in the poem actually made a journey from ignorance to knowledge, from a vague, incorrect understanding of his own soul to a proper one... Please tell me your opinion on my interpretation friend..

    And once again, it's a poem as beautiful as butterflies themselves :)
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    Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (10/6/2015 8:23:00 AM)

    yes, Souren, you got the point. Butterflies are a metaphor for both Hope and Knowledge. Those butterflies are made of pure light.. It means Knowledge of the world outside and also of the inner self.. for what is possible to know..
    The heavenly butterfly has got a brief life.. When in sunlight, its wings show the true hues of the universe.. but it's a chromatic play.. without light no hues are there..

  • Fabrizio Frosini (9/21/2015 4:53:00 AM)


    ''a tree flowering with Monarchs''.......wow!

    the beauty of Nature.. exactly what us - deranged human beings - are so mad to destroy..

    Thank you, Daniel!
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  • Daniel Brick (9/20/2015 5:36:00 PM)


    This is the ever-desired movement from darkness to light. In this case creatures of light, a poetic perception of butterflies, lead a profoundly depressed person to an experience light will transform his life.I once saw the Russian Olive tree in my parents' back yard completely covered with Monarch butterflies, pausing on their flight to Mexico.
    You could not see a single leaf, it was a tree flowering with Monarchs.
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    Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (9/21/2015 6:38:00 AM)

    sorry.. my reply to your comment is on the upper box..

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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 14, 2015



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