Frank James Ryan

(Yonkers, New York)

Woodwinds - Poem by Frank James Ryan

Begin the day... and I awaken to the gentle tingling,
Of the morning mists even flow, nights final breath.
And malaised by the gaunt and murky shroud impeding the sunrise;
I intently await the unfurling of natures morning crest.
Enter...an eerie chant of pipes, its echo invokes my intrepid sense;
A sudden, biting thrust of woodwinds approaching with intrusion.
Its sound a whining, writhing pitch as I spin in awkward motion;
To reveal the source and contain my paranoia's quench for peril.
But Woodwinds in the air?
I'm alerted to scriptural warnings
Woodwinds in the air... Read the Book!
I have long lamented through each yellow parched page... Now I pause;
When, my God, I am besieged by a thunderous chorus of woodwinds.
Are they in six or seven? Its numeral symbol represents the entity;
Shall I prepare for strike or implore absolution, when suddenly I...
Ascend my head to the screaming skies, my eyes a affixed in awe;
To a flock of natures feathered flyers, ensconced in melodic exchange.
Juxtaposed in arrowed flank, their conductor at the cusp;
No steeds or trumpets in this group, nor beasts with jagged horns.
Yes, woodwinds in the air indeed, but the message speaks of Genesis;
And I close The Book and embrace the sounds of natures free concert.


Comments about Woodwinds by Frank James Ryan

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (6/21/2009 3:45:00 AM)


    THIS IS NOT AN ACTIVE ACCOUNT, NOR MY CURRENT POEM PAGES...THE 3 POEMS HERE ARE MIS-POSTS.THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO BE DELETED, ALONG WITH THIS LONG DEAD ACCOUNT, OVER 3 YEARS AGO....TO READ MY WORK, PLEASE EXIT & RE-TYPE IN'

    FRANK JAMES RYAN JR....THEN CLICK THE NAME WITH THE 70+ WORKS/POEMS.......THANK YOU....ENJOY.....FjR
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  • Michael Gale (4/30/2009 8:14:00 PM)


    Great poem Frank! is a shame there are senseless people here @ poemhunter who get off by verbally torturing others. U have my Email-please Email me Frank.

    Yer poem was perfect, as always it is filled with nothing but artisic vision & great conTENts. God bless the poets who do not berate-MJG.

    PS-Did you notice that berate rhymes with hate?
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  • Michael Gale (4/30/2009 8:12:00 PM)


    Great poem Frank! is a shame there are senseless people here @ poemhunter who get off by verbally torturing others. U have my Email-please Email me Frank.

    Yer poem was perfect, as always it is filled with nothing but artisic vision & great conTENts. God bless the poets who do not berate-MJG.

    PS-Did you notice that berate rhymes with hate?
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  • (11/4/2008 1:27:00 AM)


    I see a lot of your heart put into this thank you for sharing (Report) Reply

  • (3/10/2008 3:50:00 AM)


    Nature offers free concerts, indeed. The mockingbirds sing here, but perhaps you hear the meadowlark.

    The Book: II Corinthians 4: 8-9

    'We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed...'

    You write from the heart, with great eloquence.
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  • Cheryl Lynn Moyer-peele (7/28/2007 9:56:00 AM)


    Good Morning Frank -

    Sometimes something quite subtle and sublime is enough. Why must so many continuously search for maximum overload, when it's always the gentlest touch that thrills us the most?

    You might enjoy my new poem 'The Fine Art of Description'. Would you tell me what you think?

    Cheryl
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  • (12/19/2006 10:13:00 PM)


    Hey man, this is great stuff, I like to write on nature, too. Gonna check out some more.

    Peace,

    Mitch
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  • (11/24/2006 3:47:00 AM)


    Yawns.....what drool.... (Report) Reply

  • (9/15/2006 9:08:00 PM)


    Searching for the message, and finding it in 'nature's free concert.' How truly lovely that phrase is...thank you! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 2, 2003



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