Frank James Ryan Jr (FjR)

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Frank James Ryan Jr (FjR) Poems

161. A Couplets Pour Of Poetification 7/27/2016
162. Gethsemane After Midnight { In Honour & Observation Of Holy Week } 3/24/2016
163. + The 14th Station Of The Cross {in Honour & Observation Of The Passion & Death Of The Christ} 3/25/2016
164. + The Three Crosses Of Golgotha { In Honor & Observation Of Holy Week} 3/25/2016
165. April Springs Hai & Ku's... 4/11/2016
166. The Bishop & The Crucifer { Prose } 4/11/2016
167. Grandma, Me & Our Mighty Oak Tree... 7/22/2016
168. In Awe Of Aquatic Ambience... 7/22/2016
169. Death By Diamond... 7/22/2016
170. War Is A Cul-De-Sac... 7/22/2016
171. We Were Just Kids, Iz All { A Tale Of Tango & Catechism } - 7/28/2016
172. A Heart Warning Story In True From Me To You... 7/28/2016
173. Great Tales Of Edgar Allan Poe In Senryu { #6 } 7/28/2016
174. Great Tales Of Edgar Allan Poe In Senryu {# 7 } 7/28/2016
175. Death After Life By Choice... 7/28/2016
176. Passion Be The Colour Indigo { A Metaphorical Verse } 7/29/2016
177. M A S Q U E (A Non-Traditional Sonnet) 7/29/2016
178. Ode To The Plagiarist (Reposted By Special Request 7/29/2016
179. The Shame Of Societal Ignorance 7/29/2016
180. The Esoteric Mind Of The Abstract Poet 7/30/2016
181. Book Of Visions... 7/31/2016
182. Crucifixion Of Th' Soul... 7/31/2016
183. Time...Life's Non-Negotiable Element... 7/31/2016
184. Movement In Black { Original Version } 7/31/2016
185. Where Is This Vulgar Dreck Coming From? 8/1/2016
186. Deliverance Of The Doves...(Rev./ Rep. 8/1/2016
187. F O R S A K E N 8/2/2016
188. Haiku For Poetic Performance... 8/2/2016
189. To The Doctors Of Homicide { For Gwenevere } (Rp) 8/2/2016
190. Haiku 100 Scores Ago... 8/2/2016
191. Haiku For The Dying Oak Tree... 8/3/2016
192. Eyes Open Wide, 'til Death Finds You... 8/6/2016
193. Sorrow Be The Colour Indigo 8/6/2016
194. The Day New York City Almost Slept... 8/6/2016
195. The Stallion's Parable... (Rv-Rp) 8/7/2016
196. Haiku For Israel (A Tetrad Haiku) 8/7/2016
197. Striking Clocks And Paradox... (Rv-Rp) 8/8/2016
198. Breakfast In Bed...{ A Tercet Senryu La Sensuale } 8/9/2016
199. A Succinct Symmetric Sex Story... 8/9/2016
200. Death By Duracell 8/9/2016

Comments about Frank James Ryan Jr (FjR)

  • 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)

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  • Lillian J. (10/10/2007 4:29:00 PM)

    A gifted inspiring writer, a valued part of this site whose presence and talent shall be sorely missed by many.

    FJR, you have brought us to the heart of nyc, back in time with the witch trials, to the fantasy and eloquent beauty of Ariel, tingled our spines with your thrilling darkside, moved us with your hero tributes, educated and informed with your editorial style, and wooed(especially the ladies) by your romance.

    Your contribution on helping other writers by offering advice and critiquing their work was admirable...

    YOU WILL BE MISSED! Best in all you endeavor!

    Lilly :)

  • Angela Barker (9/18/2007 8:37:00 PM)

    I write poetry, Frank James Ryan Jr is a poet.

  • Raul Castelan (6/10/2007 1:19:00 AM)

    Well, I could say more than one word for this great poet, and that is that he is one of the most CREATIVE person I've ever met. He cares for so many and does a splendid work in his craft. He has gift, talent, skill, and many more things to come. If it wasn't for him I wouldn't be here on this website. I shall never forget the way he encourage me to write some more. I could just see the future now with a statue of his outside a library, or a poem of his hanging in a classroom. Whoever dares to mock him does not really know who he is. He is but to be love by all poets forever and for always. His work will go beyond this century to the very far future to never be forgotten. The reason why I say all this because I have read so many poems from poets of the past to the present. The way he flows with his words are really detailed. He takes you into his world that nobody has ever seen. For some reason I shall compare him to the Leo Tolstoy of this days in poetry since he knows how to take the reader to a painted gallery. And so, I've said enough, you have now come to find out what is the true genius of this GREAT POET.


  • Diane Violet (5/15/2007 6:23:00 PM)


    Famed rare a named knight
    Just and moral ever so
    Ranked ye are noted

    Diane Violet

  • Michael Gale (5/8/2007 5:31:00 PM)

    Yes-I totally agree with all the kind comments about this very gifted and talented kind poet at this sight. It has and will be a great pleasure to read poems by him and to share the gift of the word with him. He is indeed a well liked and caring individual who is nice to exchange comments and well read he be. I consider him a true friend and comrade of the written art. My time here would not have been so encouraging and fun without his well talented gifts and caring comments. I hope to read many more of his gifted words in the near future and beyond.
    May God bless and protect him and his loving family and friends.
    God bless all poets-MJG.

  • Francesca Johnson (3/12/2007 1:44:00 AM)

    Hey - what happened? I haven't commented here yet!
    Everyone has said it all. I agree with Helen, not only is your poetry first rate but it's the man behind the poems that we will also remember for a long time to come. Thank you, Frank, for all your encouragement and help. And the support you have given to so many of us.
    Don't make a stranger of yourself, you hear?
    Love, Fran xxx

  • Diane Violet (2/24/2007 3:05:00 PM)

    Frank it has been a joy to get to know you here on PH. Your poems are a pleasure to read and savor. Your name appearing in the comment section produces delight and encouragement to develop and improve. You and your
    words are so very valuable. I wish you all the best in your new endeavor.
    Watch out for aliens lurking from Mercury :) ............till later.

  • kskdnj sajn (2/23/2007 7:28:00 AM)

    From the East to the West, I have enjoyed reading Frank's Series on New York. A fantasic collection packed with wonderful captures of all the city's brilliance.

    Thanks Frank. :)


  • Kristin Davis (1/18/2007 12:51:00 PM)

    *this place looks familar~~ I have to say something since I'm here again*...

    Frank is an intellegent, inspiring poet who brings forth a powerful meaningful message with his pennings. He's a unique artistic individual who will captivate the reader with his writings and put you in a trance throughout his masterful pieces!

    I love you my dear friend! You're in my thoughts and prayers and you've touched my life in a way I can't express. I just pray that others see you for what I see you as. AMAZING!

    Big hugs to ya ole' Frankster!


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...

Mother Natures Abortion

A Modern-Contemporary Haiku
with the employment of Trad-
itional Haikus syllabic re-

From Her Gravid Womb

She Purges Earths Twins of Death;

Typhoon, Tsunami.

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