Frank James Ryan Jr (FjR)

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Frank James Ryan Jr (FjR) Poems

121. A Peace Of The Paralytic Mind...(Rv-Rp) 7/21/2016
122. Go Now, Unto Your Silent Sleep 7/21/2016
123. In Adams Heart One Eve In Eden...{ A Hexad Haiku } 7/21/2016
124. X X X 7/21/2016
125. The Black 'n White Of It All... 11/5/2015
126. Come Judgement Day... 11/5/2015
127. Conundrums Consequence... 11/16/2015
128. The Misunderstanding Of Poetry 11/22/2015
129. Haiku For The Hands Of The Clock { A Trinal 'ku' } 11/22/2015
130. Hey! Fetal Parts Sale...Here Ye, Here Ye, Let The Bidding Begin { A Plan Promised To Place Some Parents Under A Hood } 11/24/2015
131. The Carrying Of Crosses By Trust And Faith... 11/25/2015
132. The Russians Are Coming To Play Roulette... 11/26/2015
133. Candles Crossing Rubicon... 11/28/2015
134. Gethsemane After Midnight { In Honour & Observation Of Holy Week } 3/24/2016
135. + The 14th Station Of The Cross {in Honour & Observation Of The Passion & Death Of The Christ} 3/25/2016
136. + The Three Crosses Of Golgotha { In Honor & Observation Of Holy Week} 3/25/2016
137. April Springs Hai & Ku's... 4/11/2016
138. The Bishop & The Crucifer { Prose } 4/11/2016
139. While Imbibing In Dark Irish Beer On A Storm-Swept May Afternoon At O'reilly's Pub, In Claverstown, County Kildare... 6/3/2016
140. This Is What Happens When You Attempt To Write 6/11/2016
141. Turn Of The Cards { V I I - V I I - V I I } (Rp) 6/18/2016
142. Genre '69........... 6/19/2016
143. These Moments Of Innocence { La Terza Versione} 7/22/2016
144. We Cannot Drop This Passing Torch... 7/23/2016
145. The Succinct Psalm Of '' S '' 7/23/2016
146. A Dollar For A Smile...(Simplex Verse } 7/23/2016
147. The Fall Of Providence 7/23/2016
148. The Imagist And The Thespian 7/23/2016
149. One New York Night At Radio City Music Hall... 7/23/2016
150. ' Voices I I 7/24/2016
151. Elderly Woman With A Loathe For Verse Shouting Out To The Poet Godz' 7/24/2016
152. Sleeping Under Fallen Wood Of The Sacred... 7/24/2016
153. 11: 59pm... 7/24/2016
154. Cheating Chaos From The Throws Of Darkness 7/24/2016
155. O C D... 7/24/2016
156. They Came With Their Medals & Swords, By God! 7/25/2016
157. Great Tales Of Edgar Allan Poe In Senryu {# I } 7/25/2016
158. Great Tales Of Edgar Allan Poe In Senryu { #3 } 7/25/2016
159. Great Tales Of Edgar Allan Poe In Senryu { #4 } 7/25/2016
160. Great Tales Of Edgar Allan Poe In Senryu { #2 } 7/25/2016

Comments about Frank James Ryan Jr (FjR)

  • Riquetta Elliott (2/20/2009 10:46:00 AM)

    You are one of my favorite heroes like Maya Angelou, Walt Whitman, Edgar Allan Poe, and Langston Hughes. You write your words with expressions inside your heart and you also write your poetry with imaginations and depictions. I'm glad that you are my friend.

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  • Peter Stavropoulos Peter Stavropoulos (7/10/2008 5:38:00 PM)

    Frank is an immensely gifted writer and the pre-eminent wordsmith on this site. When writing straight from the heart his poems are as good as any here by any poet. One of the few writers capable of taking up Poe's challenge in 'My heart laid bare'. Best wishes always, Champion.

  • Abha Sharma (5/2/2008 12:36:00 PM)

    A reticent genius by the name MR. FRANK RYAN
    The poetic Angelo, verses sculptured and designed
    Made us addicted with poetic jewels attached
    Shaped and graced the muses nine
    So loyal to his supporters, and a true reader
    Heartedly praised with immaculate brilliance
    All themes covered, no seasons left
    For the creation and chiseling of your fans

    We’ll miss the starlight you had us gain.

    [From your regular readers in PH]
    [Inspired by your own poem on “EL PIETA” DI MICHELANGELO]

  • Scarlett Treat (4/14/2008 1:51:00 PM)

    I don't know who POET WATCH is, for they haven't the guts to use a real identitiy, but whoever 'it' is, is a total and complete idiot. Frank is one of the very best writers on this site, with more loyal followers than anyone else on here, and he does not need to manipulate any stats to prove that. He is competitve, yes, and wants to be the best he can be as a writer and as a man...but he doesn't need to wiggle and jiggle the stats to prove himself.

    His writing proves his ability and Frank, himself, proves his person.

  • Harold Plimpton (4/8/2008 10:03:00 PM)

    Your writings are masterpieces in portraiture. It seems
    you have moved beyond certain forms of consciousness
    and gone to places, of rare artistic sensibility.

    Your writing, by far, is some of the finest
    of its kind, I have ever read.

  • Emancipation Planz (3/25/2008 10:45:00 PM)

    Frank's poems are blocks of busters.... eye see movies in every one (what was yesterday - Honorary Frank Day?)

  • Peter Grasso (3/22/2008 5:53:00 PM)

    W.H.Auden, once said, 'All works of art are commissioned in the sense that
    no artist can create one by a simple act of will but must wait until what he
    believes to be a good idea for a work comes to him.'

    If that be true, and I believe
    it is, it appears that many good ideas have come to you.
    Your really outstanding.

  • Greenwolfe 1962 (3/19/2008 2:42:00 AM)

    Frank James Ryan Jr. is a classic wordsmith.
    Words are his tools, and he is a craftsman.
    He is capable of writing what he wishes to
    write and this is a gift not given to many.
    His creativity is vibrant and alive as are
    his descriptions of the scenes of life he
    illuminates with his pen. By so doing,
    he provides a lamp unto the world for
    all who would see.


  • Lillian J. (3/10/2008 9:46:00 PM)

    FJR is a writer whose work I frequent and entirely enjoy. The reason for this is because he is able to pen on a variety of subjects and styles, from darkside to romance, to prose, editorial, sonnets, you name it.

    He employs impeccable diction as well as his imagery that seems to bring the words off the page, into our minds eye to enjoy.

    He is also a class gentlemen who comments with eloquence and honest critique and I consider it a privelege to be a poem pal of his and I believe that he adds so much to this literary site!

    Thanks FJR!

    Lilly :)

  • Lee Degnan (10/28/2007 2:02:00 AM)

    I agree with all the comments written thus far about this fabulous man and poet, but feel compelled to add my two cents worth... This community of poets have truly been cheated by the very venue that has given us the golden opportunity to meet the likes of Frank James Christopher Ryan, ironically enough. This man not only shared his incredible poetry with us, but took the time and he read ours as well... and when you received a comment from him, he not only read the work, but contemplated it and added layers to it that you, the writer, didn't initially intend on... but he saw them! He gave encouragement, praise, cheer, and his heart, and quite FRANKly, I miss the snot out of him... Sorry to make this sound like I was giving some kind of eulogy (fitting enough for Frank lol) , but dammit, life's not frickin' fair... whoever you are, you messed up something very beautiful here.
    God bless you and your beautiful family, Frank, from the bottom of my heart. (Written after going over all the comments he's written and leafing through his poetry)

Best Poem of Frank James Ryan Jr (FjR)

' Emeralds And Black Diamonds...

Lie down lass, with me, in sage green meadows
Your blouse flouncing open, in the teasing breeze
The meadows, feel so cotton, this time of year
Come lay beside me, and sense my desires.

Open field, honeysuckle....arouses my yen
For passion 'neath th' sparkle by th' mid-noon sun
No clouds abide our scape of choice to pleasure
So, again I ask you lass, come lay beside me.

Come close, love, as these hungry emerald eyes
Beg to stare into your warm, black diamond eyes
Take my hand in bond, I assure you, my lov',
That emeralds and diamonds never fade ...

Read the full of ' Emeralds And Black Diamonds...

M M X V... - Rev -

Understanding the broad scope of all that has been
for two-hundred scores of years......probably more,
Is to realize that regardless of what the majority
of us wants, It is the minority who sets the stage
to the anathema we are of witness to, here and now.

What to do...or say, as words and actions own-
a place in Resolutions storyline. Yet, this be no
tell-tale story for image or impact, to please

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