May 20 13 by Published in: Featured Poets 1 comment

Billy Ryan graduated from Millersville University with a double-major in Spanish and English linguistics. He studied in Valparaíso, Chile for a year and was accepted into the Pablo Neruda Poetry Foundation at La Sebastiana, which hosted weekly poetry roundtables and three public recitals. He was on the staff of the George Street Carnival Literary Magazine and a tutor in the university’s Spanish Department. 

Cosmovisión del 25 de julio

Los patrones causales dibujan cicatrices crípticas

Lo corpóreo es el sendero hacia algo

La búsqueda de perdición en montes y valles

Los desiertos son lindos desde lejos

El pensamiento no se proyecta en el entorno

La libertad es soledad con grillos


Ethos of July 25

Causal patterns draw cryptic scars

Corporeality is the path towards something

The search for perdition in mountains and valleys

Deserts are pretty from afar

The thought doesn’t project to the environment

Freedom is solitude with crickets

Used by permission of Billy Ryan. Copyright 2013.


  1. Mary
    Mon 01st Jul 2013 at 1:33 am

    I love the nature imagery in this poem and the juxtaposition of the transcendent and the corporeal. My favorite line is the last…how often I have felt the peace of a summer evening and the fullness of the universe with the crickets. Nature is abundant!


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