Dennis Ryan Poems

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The Poem Behind The Poem

March 27,2006

Poems always exist behind poems
whether we realize it or not,

Written After Translating Basho's Tsuki Wa Aredo

Friday afternoon March 29,2019 at 12: 11 p.m.

It seems natural to sense
something or someone missing,

April 29,2005

'I understand what Carolin [Emcke] meant about victims of violence and trauma experiencing solitude.'
- Svetlana Alexievich during an interview on Book tv, C-Span 2, recorded April 25,2005

Listening For You: The Psychology Of Art

Friday night March 2,2012; revised Tuesday, May 24,2016

Art comes from everywhere, is beautiful, inspiring,
thoughit can neither sustain nor save us. It need not,

Origin, Ireland: We Feel These Places Home

Friday, July 15, Sunday, July 17, and Wednesday, July 20,2022

"It is very difficult to find the beginning."
--Philippe Claudel, Les Âmes grises

A Street Light, Early Morning, Just Prior To Dawn

Sunday morning, September 18,2022 at 12: 25 a.m.

A street light, early morning, just prior to dawn,
close by our home; then Venus and Mars shining

On Wallace Stevens' Writing Of Of Mere Being

Tuesday morning, May 22,2018; title to poem slightly revised on Wednesday morning, October 11, 2023 at 5: 48 a.m.

"It is only that this warmth and movement are like
The warmth and movement of a woman."

Tree Of Life: The Seed

Composed on Tuesday morning, March 13,2012 after watching Darren Aronofsky's film THE FOUNTAIN; revised Monday afternoon, July 26,2021 and Thursday morning, May 25, 2023 at 7: 28 a.m.

"A man shall eat well by the fruit of his mouth,
But the soul of the unfaithful feeds on violence."

Saturday morning, April 29, 2023; Sunday morning, April 30, 2023s; Tuesday morning, May 30, 2023 at 9: 06 a.m.; Sunday morning, October 8, 2023 at 5: 42 a.m.

"She ate her food with relish … While she was still eating,
she looked over at Port and saw that he was already asleep.

Freedom And Necessity

Thursday, April 11,2019 at 3: 06 p.m.; revised on Monday night,
September 26 at 9: 45 p.m.

Freedom or necessity—every situation dictates

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