Frank James Ryan Jr

Gold Star - 112,941 Points [FjR] (A Collection of Select Literary Works)

Frank James Ryan Jr Poems

481. Autumn's Gold Wreath 10/10/2017
482. Veil Of Veronica { At The Sixth Station Of The Cross } 10/11/2017
483. Autumn's Antonym (Haiku) 10/11/2017
484. Collateral . . . 10/11/2017
485. Alternative Recall 10/12/2017
486. What Exactly Does Poetry Do? 10/12/2017
487. One Night At Cafe 12 In The Summer Of '76...(Rev.) 10/13/2017
488. The Crows Of Autumn, Black (For Edgar Allan Poe) -(Rep.) 10/13/2017
489. Haiku For The Painted Lady In The Night { A Hexad Haiku } 10/13/2017
490. Great Tales Of Edgar Allan Poe { A Tercet Senryu } 10/13/2017
491. St. Brigid Of Kildare (Senryu) 10/13/2017
492. Haiku Number 1- { A Most Fatuous End To A Day) 10/16/2017
493. Autumn's Nativity (Haiku) 10/17/2017
494. L X I X 10/17/2017
495. C 17 10/18/2017
496. ' Hav' Y'u E'er Tasted Th' Breeze O' Lov'? - (Fjr) 10/18/2017
497. On The Winded Wings Of Autumn 10/19/2017
498. This Child Within The Man...{ When Crossroads Connect } 10/20/2017
499. The Questions {* A Sensual Pentad Senryu } 10/20/2017
500. The Queer Ambience Inside The Walls Of Xaverian's Funeral Home 10/21/2017
501. Rainpictures On Glass Canvass 10/21/2017
502. The Narrow Path Of Life{ In 50 Words/65 Syllables, Exactly) 10/21/2017
503. We, The Poweless Be Till Souls We Become 10/23/2017
504. Salem's Shivering Senryu { A Triad Senryu } 10/23/2017
505. Prayer To The Helping Hand. 10/23/2017
506. Tying A Knot Of Friendship 10/24/2017
507. Oh! Maria . . . 10/25/2017
508. The Senryu For War & Peace 10/25/2017
509. Metal Birds Of Elysium 10/26/2017
510. Johnny Walker Dead 10/26/2017
511. ' The Stars, Dreams, The Wish & The Coming 10/29/2017
512. Taking A Knee (For The National Flagbruised League) 10/29/2017
513. Castle ~of~ Spirits~ Happy Halloween ~ 10/30/2017
514. Sonnet For The Eve Of All Hallows (4-4-4-2 Format) 10/31/2017
515. Night Of The Woodshed { The 50 Year Haunting }(Rep.) 10/31/2017
516. October's Autumntide Sonnet (Unorthodox Format) 10/14/2017
517. On Finding Closure Amongst The Open Darkness 10/15/2017
518. In Light Of My Darkest Wish 11/1/2017
519. The Crossing Beneath The River Styx 11/4/2017
520. November's Autumn 'ku 11/4/2017

Comments about Frank James Ryan Jr

  • Will Barber (1/16/2007 4:12:00 AM)

    Frank James Ryan, Jr. is a generous and talented member of the community. His praise has encouraged others, and his poetry is quite worthy of praise.

    I seldom check my 'comments, ' but Frank has praised the best of my works. If I try to post a comment upon a poem I admire, Frank has generally beat me to the punch.

    Frank James Ryan, Jr. is a splendid example of the community that this site encompasses.

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  • Original Unknown Girl (11/16/2006 10:35:00 AM)

    Hey.... what can I say that hasn't already been written about this great man? I just want to add my thanks and support for someone who I have found a joy to have come to know via PH! His poetry is second to none, I can't miss a single posting..... but beyond all of that... it's the warmth of the character that comes through and leaps out of the page. I positively beam when I read one of FJR's comments and so just wanted to say THANKS and good on you Frankie! Long may we read the delights of your work...... HG: -) xx

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  • Michael Shepherd (10/25/2006 6:17:00 AM)

    Frank - I think you could be the lovechild of William Blake and Emily Dickinson...who said I couldn't access your comments page? Respect. Michael.

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  • Danny Reynolds (10/5/2006 11:06:00 AM)

    Just caught the 300 Frank. What 's to say that aint been said, I ask myself? Well you know the old gaff about, 'They broke the mould when they made him! ', nah. Not FJR, they broke the mould before, ya big crack-pot, and thank whoever for it. Long may you buck the trend, my friend, write without restriction and deliver all your poetic contributions to a deserving throng. Positive minds for neutral times, here's to a guy I'm sick of tenning, due mainly to his superior penning!

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  • Scarlett Treat (9/20/2006 5:35:00 PM)

    Following the bouncing ball would be easier to do than trying to figure out what Frank is going to write about next. Never one to get on one subject and write over and over about the same thing, his range of subject matter is just awesome. From
    love, to Bonnie and Clyde, to the night life of New York, he covers it all, and does it so well. Don't miss out on this fantastic writer, because if you do, it will be your loss.

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  • Ruby Root (7/13/2006 11:08:00 PM)

    Hi James you are a creative unique, compassionate and original writer. You can write just about in any style. You are one talented Writer and I enjoy reading your poetry.

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  • Kristin Davis (6/30/2006 6:29:00 PM)

    As another PH fan I can't help but feel like there's more. Friendship made here w/ this awesome poet has made me laugh and smile. Hell, I'll ramble on and on... that's what this is here for...hehehe... =) It never fails when I log on to PH and see Franksters name on my screen my heart leaps w/ glee! (hey that rhymed lol) Anyways, Frank is always there lending his hand of encouragement and praise. A true friend indeed. His work... well some may say I'm biased... but he's quiet a master at the literary arts!

    Love ya Frankster!


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  • Tara very irritated with PH injustice (6/15/2006 6:52:00 AM)

    Frank is unusual. Nobody would disagree with that. To my mind Frank is unusually, and joyfully, a superb wordsmith. For all of us, writing pieces is a 'hit and miss' affair. Hit the right ones of Frank's and you're left thinking.....awesome. Anyone who misses out on this work is.... missing out.

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  • Anna Russell (5/1/2006 8:19:00 PM)

    I should point out that as a proud Scot I don't say this lightly, but Frank's poems have such a Celtic air about them. I'm not going to bore people by rambling on about how good this guy is (but he is) , so I'll just say...Frank, I love ya!
    Anna xxx

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Best Poem of Frank James Ryan Jr

' 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...

Woman In The Night...

Woman in the night
singing songs to a lamp post,
in her tight, haughty wrap,
ornate spangled shiny glass,
like Gruosi knock-off diamonds.

Still, she dons the stoic glare
that once quenched the thirst
of the midnight wolves.

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