Frank James Ryan Jr (FjR)

Gold Star - 79,968 Points (1960 / A Collection of Select Literary Works)

' By The Streams Of Killclarke - Poem by Frank James Ryan Jr (FjR)

And the stream was long and narrow
Running 'side.....the crooked marrow
Of the smoked-black....wooded bark
Through the dark woods of Killclarke

And, on Augustides...afternoons face
We watched magic......take its' place
Off the windbreaks and the shadows
Silhouettes..........of nesting sparrows

Flight juxtaposed....and flanked in ''V
Then breaking flank.......in serpentine
They flutter..............into verdant tree's
And, goldenrod is aroused in breeze

'Bove our heads windpipes in whistle
Stroking.......... prickled flower thistles
Painting colours........shades of green
Creating the artists..........finest dream

And, could life yet, get.........any better
Then with you, and i................together
Sharing love...............against the bark
By the cool streams..........of Killclarke

Topic(s) of this poem: nature


Comments about ' By The Streams Of Killclarke by Frank James Ryan Jr (FjR)

  • (7/28/2016 3:01:00 AM)


    have to agre with kim barney..the dots line the poem uetly.Emily dickinson did this in almost all her poems. (Report) Reply

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  • Chrissy Horning (4/25/2016 7:23:00 AM)


    I like the breaks. I use dots too. (Report) Reply

  • (12/6/2015 8:27:00 PM)


    Interesting........... technique,
    using dots to.........make the
    lines all the......same length.
    I don't think.... I've ever seen
    that done before. Might have
    to steal.... that idea from you
    ..................in my next poem!
    Oh, by the way, ...............the
    content of the poem is great!
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  • (7/18/2015 8:31:00 AM)


    Romantic, the nesting of the Sparrow! The spectacular of birds in flight riding the currents, sweeping us high and low. (Report) Reply

  • Abdisaber Yusuf (6/6/2015 11:59:00 PM)


    Nice!

    Use less breaks in your poem. Let it be free! !
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  • Michael Gale (5/31/2015 9:05:00 PM)


    Yes indeedy be this poem well alit by it's geniused guise, to finally realize, realize, alassed, it's furtive past, this and that, genuine brilliance, to shed great light amongst many Literates shadowed only by the immense inTENse-ities! Great writing Great worded Mystro De' Worded best! :) . :) . Great writings here great Arteest! (Report) Reply

  • Michael Gale (5/31/2015 9:02:00 PM)


    Yes indeedy be this poem well alit by it's geniused guise, to finally realize, realize, alassed, it's furtive past, this and that, genuine brilliance, to shed great light amongst many Literates shadowed only by the immense inTENse-ities! Great writing Great worded Mystro De' Worded best! :) (Report) Reply

  • (5/1/2015 1:29:00 AM)


    Its a brilliant piece of poetry. (Report) Reply

  • (8/26/2009 11:44:00 PM)


    it is another awesome piece of poetry.. wonderful (Report) Reply

  • Vidi Writes (1/17/2009 9:34:00 AM)


    With his accurate poetic narration
    Poet makes the reader familiar to
    STREAMS OF KILLCLARKE.

    Phase by phase, takes us to that woods
    Where Nature dances with fine tunes
    Mesmerizes viewer with its perfume.

    A ‘Dream Land’ opens before reader
    No wonder, if one would have
    Booked his tickets to KILLCLARKE.
    (Report) Reply

  • (8/21/2007 11:46:00 AM)


    Lyrically spun, beautiful and quite rhythmic. Wonderful work!

    Lilly :)
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  • (7/23/2007 12:58:00 AM)


    This beautiful lyric piece resonates with me. It lingers in the mind like an old, nostalgic tune.Rhymes are always in fashion, no matter what the critics say. Wonderful write, Frank. Take care.

    As always,

    Sandra
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  • (6/7/2007 9:36:00 AM)


    Boy, what the Bronte sisters would say to your work. I know that they loved nature, and that they would always describe it in their works. They would praise this one of yours all the same. I say, this is like no other poetry I've read. (Report) Reply

  • (4/25/2007 3:58:00 PM)


    Wow, really awesome, reminscient of classic poetry, like it much

    My IQ
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  • (4/23/2007 9:00:00 PM)


    This is a sweet piece. Made me half smile, which is hard to do tonight.

    Like it lots.

    Chrissy xx
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  • (4/22/2007 8:59:00 PM)


    Wow I dibdnt know there could be such imagery with a happy sort... (Report) Reply

  • (1/8/2007 9:48:00 PM)


    A very sweet piece, so descriptive and flows so well.


    Mitch
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  • (10/20/2006 7:47:00 PM)


    Beautiful Frank, I could picture the scene... (Report) Reply

  • (9/10/2006 6:18:00 AM)


    Fine atmospheric work that tugs me back to my Scottish home. You could have been a Macleod! Loved it :)
    Jack.
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  • (9/8/2006 8:34:00 AM)


    The flow carries the reader gently along in this reflective and enchanting write. Beautiful images at play here Frank. Justine (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 25, 2006

Poem Edited: Thursday, October 1, 2015


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