Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR

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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 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

Submitted: Friday, August 25, 2006
Edited: Saturday, February 14, 2015

Topic of this poem: nature

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Comments about this poem (BY THE STREAMS OF KILLCLARKE by Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR )

  • Rookie - 123 Points Leslie Alexis (heaven Is My Home) (8/26/2009 11:44:00 PM)

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

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

    With his accurate poetic narration
    Poet makes the reader familiar to

    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

  • Rookie Lillian J. (8/21/2007 11:46:00 AM)

    Lyrically spun, beautiful and quite rhythmic. Wonderful work!

    Lilly :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sandra Fowler (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 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Raul Castelan (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

  • Rookie My Impassioned Quill (4/25/2007 3:58:00 PM)

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

    My IQ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Christina V. (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 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lilith Rose Reitenbach (4/22/2007 8:59:00 PM)

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

  • Rookie Mitchell Greenwood (1/8/2007 9:48:00 PM)

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

    Mitch (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Patricia Gale (10/20/2006 7:47:00 PM)

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

  • Rookie jack russell (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. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie R H (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

  • Rookie Michael Gale (9/7/2006 5:42:00 PM)

    Great write Good Knight of the pen flying night.
    Had ta give goodith thee a perfect ten. I haddeth no choice in thy matter.
    Lovers under a tree by a lake for good ole Cupid's arrow to take it's stake.In this
    passionate filled lover's lake filled with a hot passionate night of foreverness in mately sharring.
    Is this Lake Killclark where superman's life was terminated in the comic book?
    Lake Killclark-get it? Ha! Ha! Ha! Just kiddin kind sirfull knight.
    God bless all poets-MJG. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Duncan Wyllie (8/29/2006 3:40:00 PM)

    Dear Frank
    I just had to revisit it this one and show it to my mum who just popped in for a cuppa
    She liked it very much
    It flows like a stream
    Love duncan X (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Duncan Wyllie (8/28/2006 2:17:00 PM)

    Dear Frank
    Yet again you have amazed and delighted me, this is so up-lifting and full of the sights and beauty of a nature filled poem
    Wonderful work again from you
    Love duncan X (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Souls Merged (8/26/2006 8:35:00 PM)

    Liking the romance and the rhyme (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 200 Points Ernestine Northover (8/26/2006 3:43:00 PM)

    I felt this had a lingering Scottish lilt to it Frank, and a background of the bagpipes somehow. That's just me and how I perceived it. I really enjoyed reading this one, nicely produced and a pleasant interlude.
    Love Ernestine XXX (Report) Reply

  • Rookie trisha evensen (8/26/2006 1:34:00 PM)

    Great poetry and rhyming Frankie baby! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Joseph Daly (8/26/2006 3:12:00 AM)

    I like this Frank, as good rythme and well rhymed stanzas. The narrative is unforced and unspoilt by the rhyming and that suggests a skilled hand. The piece is such a lovely poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 40 Points Linda Ori (8/26/2006 1:46:00 AM)

    Well, lots of nice imagery, here, Frank. Sounds like a lovely place.
    Linda (Report) Reply

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