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By: Dan Ryan

Mad Sky

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In mad sky, Dan Ryan seeks to articulate a spiritual relationship with the power and beauty manifested in the natural world. It is a romantic quest, the search for meaning and explanation in the signs and messages provided by active and intelligent nature. Colors, images, myths and symbols are deployed in the poetry to illustrate the universal truths which signpost life’s journey.


The poetry reflects imperfection and the challenge to fully comprehend, but also demonstrates the glimpses of light and truth that we experience searching for a spiritual world which is obscured only by our own limitations. It is a struggle that is necessary to retain sanity and a sense of self but one that can only ever be partially successful. These feelings combine to produce a sense of wonder, yearning and resolve.

Dan was born and educated in Melbourne in the state of Victoria, Australia. He found his heroes among the writers that he read and studied and found his passion in the countryside in the southeast of the state, among the forests and farms and wildlife, along the rugged coastline, on foot or more often, horseback. 

His message is that the spiritual world is omnipresent and therefore reachable through time spent with nature and by understanding the myths, symbols and lessons from our own and older civilisations.

Dan divides his time between Melbourne and his small farm at Woodside.

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