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Rumors
by Taylor Ryan
Sunday, August 26, 2007
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Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.
Joseph Addison
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Rumors



rumors of thunder
mumble over the drab of mid-afternoon
gathering sinew from the hush
of the water’s Summer-burned shore
somersaulting in fevered crescendo
to a pithy, prophetic pitch  of
reverberation across the obscured August sky

lightening chastises with impetuous trident…
thrusting without warning
igniting the universe with fiercest prod
wielding his caustic bolts
he sears the highest reaching limbs
jolts the depth of deep magnetic core…
his presence measured in milliseconds
to the distance count
before indignant insults resurface
breaching the hush  …
     
slowly stumble…
                    
tumble…
                           
and  subside…

we are alone on this earth, you and I…
courting the tumultuous
invitation to imbibe the full force of
life’s weather…
all too aware of the impact
yet we dare not run and hide
we stumble…
      
slowly tumble…
                    
along….
in her transient waves
purring in the lull of suspicious calm …
the enduring tumult rings in our ears
keeping time with rapidly beating hearts
yet with wary eyes
we await life’s storms
rejoice in her refrain.

rain comes to cleanse us now…
wash away the insults and fears
guide us safely into Fall …
what force of nature will heal we who
wait in dignity and silence
anticipating Summer’s end
and the reassurance of the sun


 


 


Taylor Ryan
August 2007



 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Reviewed by Jeff Mason 2/4/2015
Eight years later... don't know how I missed this; but, at the time, I think I had minimal interaction with the Den; and life had handed me too much. Anyway, this is perfection! This deserves an in-depth review; and I wouldn't have the length of page to give this a qualified review. That you stopped posting and writing is a genuine crime! This is far beyond a mere "classic;" this is to be saved and savored, over and over again - like a movie you can re-watch and find something new each time. Taylor, your words are missed! Blessings.
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 4/5/2008
Good Morning Taylor,
Your Poetic Voice Is Lovely!
Your Have A Beautiful Pen Poetess!
And A Lovely Heart
Embraced ~ Embrassé
Vickie
Reviewed by S Zang 10/3/2007
Taylor,

"rumors of thunder
mumble over the drab of mid-afternoon
gathering sinew from the hush"

A poem all by itself, and a grand beginning
for 'Rumors'. Evocative from start to finish,
the close is every bit as moving as the opening...
"anticipating Summer’s end
and the reassurance of the sun"

Masterfully crafted!!

sarah

Reviewed by Walt Hardester 10/1/2007
Absolute beauty you've penned here.
I have been at sea at night and watched lightning hit the water and turn the dark sea to a beautiful blue green hue. In awe of the beauty, and yet a bit fearful that my mast would be next. (it never was)

Walt
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 9/23/2007

This is poetic excellence in a bouquet of orchids.

In admiration,


Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 9/19/2007
I am in awe Taylor..truly in awe..
splendid work..

Vesna :)
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 9/17/2007
Quite a compelling write Taylor, blessings, Holly
Reviewed by Myrna Badgerow 9/10/2007
Very nice work, Taylor.. I would say one of your very best actually. The analogy in this is wonderful!!

hugs,
Myrna
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 9/1/2007
Taylor,

DAMN. This is a StormSpinner kind of write, for sure! Builds to a crescendo of brilliance and leaves me shaking: the power, the beauty of storm displayed in lines that blow me away. Hon, this is a KEEPER. Excellent!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

And that photo WOW Now how 'come mine aren't as stunning?????? Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 8/31/2007
Holy Sh- Unbelievable, the presence you display in your lines1
Your imagery floors me Tay!
I am atuned to you and wish I could write like you!
but, I will enjoy you instead!
Where in the world, did you get these thoughts/words! WOW aGAin!
A deep and lasting treasure to savor!
Thank you for sharing what YOU SEE and FEEL in a summer ending!
Warmed in Inner Peace, LOVE, Light and Wisdom! Warrior Purple Lady Sheeeoox

STay Positive!
STay SAFE!
I am still stunned by the BEAUTY and Allure of your word Tay!
Astounded! Love this deep mystical pict. as well~ Your charm is appreciated! What a blessing for our eyes!
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 8/31/2007
My goodness, Taylor. The sustained imagery is fantastic here, and your use of language and diction absolutely electrifying. And I am constantly amazed that so many of those who have made life-changing discoveries in the world are thinkers from a deeply spiritual and conceptual base, too... thinking of Eddison and Addison combined here! :)) This is lavish writing that feasts the mind and the senses with a gourmet delight, yet leaves us wanting so much more. Love these lines in particular:

lightening chastises with impetuous trident…
thrusting without warning
igniting the universe with fiercest prod
wielding his caustic bolts
he sears the highest reaching limbs
jolts the depth of deep magnetic core…

and...

we are alone on this earth, you and I…
courting the tumultuous
invitation to imbibe the full force of
life’s weather…

It makes me think our minds have been on the same page recently, but that yours has dug deep whereas mine has only skimmed the surface! Truly exceptional work. Thank you, Kate xx


Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 8/30/2007
I got lost in the beauty of this one Taylor, like walking through a dream, gorgeous work as always.
Reviewed by Lydia Shutter (Reader) 8/28/2007
I felt myself tumbling through the lines - looking for shelter from the storm. The imagery you create is nothing less than stellar. Your vocabulary is magnificent, Taylor. I had the feeling that you were talking about far more than the weather in this provocative write. As always, you leave me wanting to read your words again. Lydi***
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 8/27/2007
What and enticing and invigorating write, wow, life is really like this is we look at it in the right perspective, ty for capturing the true essence.

Grace and Peace
Ch'erie
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/27/2007
I love the way you "involve" the forces of nature with life and living. Nicely done, Taylor. Love and blessings to you,

Regis
Reviewed by F William Broome 8/27/2007
Dear Lady - Your smooth spreading of just the right word in the best place... continues to amaze and please me. What a maarvelous span of keen thought and appreciation you spread in the work! Are you sure that you didn't fall from a gypsy's truck, and had to graow up with only plain folks around? Standout! Thank you, talented one!
- Bill
Reviewed by richard cederberg 8/27/2007
Love the quote ... how true!

An exquisite analogy rife with superb imagery and emotional introspection. Your first strophe, Blueberry, is masterful. I was stunned at how effortlessly the mind formed the picture the writer was painting.

I also like the fact that you put no period at the end of the poem - as if to say that this process is aeonian in nature, perpetual, ageless, ceaseless ...

Blessings Poetess ...
Richard
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 8/27/2007
Excellent poetry...love it..rich in color and format!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 8/27/2007
Summer's end. We still await summer...
Very rich and colourful poem..
Reviewed by Randall Barfield 8/27/2007
'we who wait in dignity' and 'reassurance of the sun' are gems in this one. Thanks for sharing an important message.
Reviewed by Butch Howard 8/27/2007
To read this piece is to experience nature's furor as it is manifested through the violence and the fearsome beauty of her storms. At the same time, you show us how this most powerful metaphor parallels the storms we face in life and how these tempests within ourselves chastize our existence. So comforting is the cleansing rain and "and the reassurance of the sun." The connection you make between the forces of mother nature and our own inner natures brilliantly reveals ourselves and the turbulent nature of life.
"we stumble…
slowly tumble…
along….
in her transient waves
purring in the lull of suspicious calm …"
This is a superlatively brilliant and moving piece of writing! No surprise but, none the less astounding.
~Butch Howard
Reviewed by Jennave Coz 8/27/2007
I am comforted by your words which come together waving...waiting...to waltz me toward my first white Christmas in too many years, Thank you so much for sharing this brilliant piece...
That leaves me with peace. Jen
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 8/27/2007
rain comes to cleanse now…
wash away the insults and fears
guide us safely into Fall …

Rain can truly be a marvelous thing, and it can also be so deadly. Quite a captivating poem, Taylor. And I love that graphic.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Parsons 8/27/2007
WOW! Every once in a while, a poem will reach out, grab and shake me like a rag doll--a poem that demands attention and it's rightful place at the top. This is one of those poems. Magnificent! Elizabeth
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 8/27/2007
A powerful write my friend, wonderul rich imagery within the lines allows the poem to come alive line by line...well done, enjoyed!
Blessings,
Joyce B.
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