Good Day All Visitors. Let me first thank you for taking the time to read, critique, appreciate and absorb my art. Poetry and People are my two passions. All I write is for myself and for this world; beautiful and flawed.
“I’m Ricardo Hanley Jr. An Author, A Lover, A Human Being. I’ve come to the awareness of who I am and I’m rewarded with the peace of mind and heart to be able to deliver to you all my first book of poetry “Silence Conceiving Symphonies, My Imprints Of Existence” Once I find a worthy publisher or may that worthy publisher find me, I will release the entire contents of years of experience, observations, dreams, ideals, to the world which inspired it. This gift is as much yours as it is mine, for you all have had a stake in my life and have inspired this book and more art that will continue to spring from my depths. Enjoy our shared reflection through my oration. Thank you again. inspired by the vastness of life in you and in me. Enjoy. You are all living poetry.” – Ricardo Hanley Jr.
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I started writing poetry when I was twelve years old. It was never my intent to become a writer originally but I was inspired by my family who are musically inclined. I remember crying just to spend time at my cousins’ houses, which definitely ensured days and nights of enjoying and creating music, play fighting, playing video games and racing toy cars. I still remember my first poem: “I met a girl named Jan, who didn’t have a man, she did a dance and wet her pants and then she found a man.” I know what you’re thinking and the answer is yes. My writing ability has improved beyond the story of Jan.
I’m now twenty-nine and I’ve sent away for my first copyright for my upcoming book of poetry called “Silence Conceiving Symphonies, My Imprints of Existence.” I started becoming serious about poetry as I aged and experienced life; what I call becoming educated through moments in time. I began to see how I have a natural ability to reflect on canvases that house the spoken word. Writing quickly became my therapy, past-time and through much love, my passion. I’m continuously inspired by stress, despair, joy, color, everything within reach of my senses.
My first literary inspirations came from nursery rhymes, Dr. Seuss, Tikki Tikki Tembo, and many other great stories and storytellers. Poetry means so much me. I believe we are all living poetry and we express our poems differently. Ask anyone that’s knows me I’ve always worn my heart on my sleeve and my writing is no different. You will always give receive the unadulterated me as I reach within my depths to bring it to you. Poetry as an art form will always be dear to me. It enables me and the reader to explore different facets of ourselves simultaneously. I love knowing that my words could reach someone right on time and I could potential become the drip that starts the ripple in their infinite ocean.
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My favorite Poet is Sunni Patterson
My favorite rapper is Jadakiss
My favorite author is Khalil Gibran
Honor, Love and Respect: To My Mother and Father. All My Ancestry.