Dennis Ryan

Wellsville, New York
Dennis Ryan
Wellsville, New York

Poems

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1.
America, Culture Of Silent Fear
Tuesday evening, January 15,2019 at 9: 10 p.m.

'Your silence will not protect you.'
- Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches
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2.
Telling The Plain Truth
"An honest tale speeds best being plainly told."
-Queen Elizabeth speaking in William Shakespeare's RICHARD III

August 25,2006
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3.
The Poem Behind The Poem
March 27,2006

Poems always exist behind poems
whether we realize it or not,
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4.
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,
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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
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6.
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,
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7.
Tree Of Life: Whereof It Springs
Composed on Tuesday morning, March 13,2012 after watching
Darren Aronofsky's film THE FOUNTAIN

"A man shall eat well by the fruit of his mouth,
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8.
I Am The Constant Gardener
Thursday, November 26,2009;Friday morning, June 30,2017 at 9: 08 a.m.

Written after viewing the film The Constant Gardener, based on the
2001 John le Carre novel by the same title; this poem is dedicated to my
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9.
Basho, First Spring Rain
Monday evening, March 25,2019 at 7: 09 p.m.; Sunday morning, March 31 at 9: 20 a.m.

A first spring rain tonight
reminds me of Basho's poem
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10.
Belief Is An Incredible Feat
Monday night, February 18,2019 at 10: 12 p.m.

- for my wife Kim Ryan
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