Updated: Mar 30
The wind catches an edge
and gravity plays its part
Until a ball is formed.
And sunlight and temperature play their part
And it slowly builds,
It's like how Ryan writes.
An edge catches in his mind
And thoughts in the wind
become letters words sentences and paragraphs
That roll into pages that I kept turning
(As I became a part of the equation).
Snow rollers melt and freeze
Roll and melt and freeze.
And if all the conditions are right.
The wind blows the center right out.
That's what reading Above an Abyss was like.
Both novellas: "Trampoline Games" and "Moth Child."
The voice is consistent
(which is no small trick)
And like the wind on snow rollers.
Ryan just blows out the middle
of what we might think to be true.
And afterwards, like the characters, we're not the same.
Now Available on Amazon: Above and Abyss: Two Novelas.
About the Author:
From the film The Departed:
"People see the ring, they think, 'At least one person can stand the son of a bitch.'"
In Ryan's case, it's two.
Ryan in Puerto Escondido, Mexico 2018.
He's inclined to swimming and bodysurfing in Big Waves.
Which is an exercise in drowning really.
Because the moments of glory are balanced out by the
underwater part. The lack of air in a desperate way.
He wrote about one of those experiences for Surfer's Journal in 2016:
Mavericks teaches humility: "Thou shalt suffer hubris no more."
"What Lies Beneath." by Ryan Masters.
From a Surfers Journal article by Ryan Masters in 2005:
He gives the Keys to Ghost Tree.
"The optimal is going to be 35-45' at 17-22 seconds on the Monterrey Buoy with glassy or east winds from 295-310 degrees." Don Curry.
See Full Article: Ghost Tree Rare Birds. by Ryan Masters.
Ryan Masters: The Bard.
And yet more from the talented Mr. Ryan Masters....
Many Thanks Ryan Masters, Poet at Large.