Poetry Forum Areas

Introduce Yourself

New to PoetrySoup? Introduce yourself here. Tell us something about yourself.

Looking for a Poem

Can't find a poem you've read before? Looking for a poem for a special person or an occasion? Ask other member for help.

Writing Poetry

Ways to improve your poetry. Post your techniques, tips, and creative ideas how to write better.

High Critique

For poets who want unrestricted constructive criticism. This is NOT a vanity workshop. If you do not want your poem seriously critiqued, do not post here. Constructive criticism only. PLEASE Only Post One Poem a Day!!!

How do I...?

Ask PoetrySoup Members how to do something or find something on PoetrySoup.

You have an ad blocker! We understand, but...

PoetrySoup is a small privately owned website. Our means of support comes from advertising revenue. We want to keep PoetrySoup alive, make it better, and keep it free. Please support us by disabling your ad blocker on PoetrySoup. See how to enable ads while keeping your ad blocker active. Thank you!

Read Poems by Hana Ryusaka

Hana Ryusaka Avatar  Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below are poems written by poet Hana Ryusaka. Click the Next or Previous links below the poem to navigate between poems. Remember, Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth. Thank you.

List of ALL Hana Ryusaka poems

Best Hana Ryusaka Poems

+ Follow Poet

The poem(s) are below...


four o' clock, high.

Meant to be read over this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?


        [clockwork rage]

dried up
even my saliva
is wooden

you don't 
know it

how homeless
and strong
I am
and so dry

          [no air]

can't sing
no more 
can't form 
the words
but I pray 

heavy smoke
thudding against 
your window
like a goddamn


all our necks
and strewn about
like dirty socks

this body is
a long 

can't feel much
halfway between 

stood up
and fallen

          [a whole heart, a whole heart]

but watch this
watch me leer
at the pretty girls
watch me stick
to the sidewalks

I'm dancing with 
and with smoke

laid out 
like so
a dead fish
reeling under
the stars 
I'm strong

so strong now
I tell you
when you walk by
with another face
another face
another face

but you never 


This is me reading -> http://vocaroo.com/?media=vbcUNSaOwuB4v7AVl

Copyright © Hana Ryusaka | Year Posted 2010


Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment

  1. Date: 2/7/2016 2:47:00 AM

    HANA, Enjoyed the way you expressed every line. Please keep writing and sharing your poetry. LOVE LINDA
  1. Date: 9/12/2015 7:37:00 AM

    Hana,, awesome write! I enjoyed reading this poem. Skat
  1. Date: 12/1/2010 1:41:00 AM

    First of all... I LOVE MUMFORD AND SONS, infact my favorite song for them is Little Lion Man :) Second of all, your poems are so sincere... They remind me of Charles Bukowski's poems. He is my all time fav too. I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS PIECE! I mean, wow. The words.. and the feelings are so profound. Also, I have integrated music to my poetry.. Mozart's music inspired me to write my latest. I am forever a fan of yours :) Will be checking out more of your stuff! God bless, Maya *