Category Archives: ryan

The Chapter

Him on a motor bike at 2pm   A small trickling meat of life Is suspended in a double walled cooler box And loaded on the back of a volunteer’s motor bike   He weaves through traffic Moving quickly Despite … Continue reading

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A Story Where Quite a lot Happens

In the few paragraphs that follow you will see that little happens – or maybe a lot occurs – just in a short space of time! Give it a read – it will take you all of 62 seconds. Try … Continue reading

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Some Kind of Love – a Sonnet

What is it that makes us write? Is it a surfeit of love or a dearth? ‘Some Kind of Love’ is a sonnet which adds to the debate and contains a slightly ambivalent finale!

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Away to the East

The ‘travelling community’ in Ireland often attracts a lot of negative attention.  One thing is sure though, many of our city-scapes would be blander and lacking in colour at Christmas time if it wasn’t for their decorative efforts.  ‘Away to … Continue reading

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A Seagull Thinks…

This original poem explores the desire of all creatures to escape their essential nature and exist in a better form than the one they perceive – ‘A Seagull Thinks…’ – give it a look and see if you concur.  As … Continue reading

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Killarney Urban Myth 1

In ‘Killarney Urban Myth 1’ we examine the truth and lies behind ghost stories. Is it just a mixture of fact and fiction – or is it something else which drives us, not only to create these stories, but to … Continue reading

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The Wittiest Witticism

This original poem considers the importance of challenging accepted truths at any level in society – and provides the view that best way to do this is to take the piss – and always use ‘The Wittiest Witticism’.

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Kings and Queens

‘Kings and Queens’ is an original poem which discusses the inter-related nature of positions which seem to be mutually exclusive.  Love is an issue, as is defence but the main point is really one raised by John Donne in the … Continue reading

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An origingal poem by Shay Ryan – ‘A Bell Rings’

This original poem, ‘A Bell Rings’, considers the symbolic importance of the ‘bell’.  For whom does it toll, why does it mean anything at all and what difference does it make to chaos and order.

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Silence 2

Silence 2 is a poem all about the wonderful ways we can communicate without words.  It’s a ‘boy meets girl, girl leaves boy, boy isn’t really that bothered much to the disappointment of girl’ kind of story.  I hope you … Continue reading

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