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Mark A. Murphy was born in the UK in 1969, and studied philosophy as an under-graduate and poetry as a post-graduate. Most recently his poems have appeared in Poetry New Zealand, Poetry Scotland, The Warwick Review (UK), Istanbul Literature Review (Turkey), Paris Atlantic Journal (France), Poetry Salzburg Review (Austria), Litspeak (Germany), The Tampa Review (US), Del Sol Review (US), Left Curve (US), The American Dissident (US), The Stinging Fly (Eire) and on the deaddrunkdublin website. His first full length collection, Night Watch Man & Muse is forthcoming from Salmon Poetry in 2012.

 

 

 

 

Muse

 

She speaks in foreign tongues

of what her body is capable in sand and sea,

and when she falls silent

the world falls silent with her.

And when her body ceases its rocking

the moon falls still

in its orbit and the sea tides

become motionless with and within her.

 

Only in dreams can you move inside her,

deeper and deeper still, beyond

the smell of scent and taste of nectar,

beyond the iris and the pupil

to that other plane of being, where the union of flesh

is never wanton, but always deliciously wrong.

 

©2011 Mark A. Murphy

 

 

 

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