As if to Tempt the Diatonic Marvel from the Ivory
Sheila E. Murphy
She played a Weber parlor grand into the summer insect night. Strobe dance splattered the plain ceiling, as screen sifted the mood of after light. How simply chords would swell, as if a metronome beneath her clothing touched her arms that kept her staging sound. Anything seems anything when fastened to afar. The lamination of eternity and its constant wake. She sheltered how the music was into the ear canals of many. Any newfound morning thought foretold in situ. As the mind regained the heart. Inseparable love nest made disordered via rule of law. Those lovely flaws.
Centerfold of purity, a melody located accidentally, an immediacy of lovely fire
About the writer:
Sheila E. Murphy is an American text and visual poet who has been writing and publishing actively since 1978. She is the recipient of the Gertrude Stein Award for her book Letters to Unfinished J. (Green Integer Press, 2003). Murphy is known for working in forms including ghazals, haibun, and pantoums in her individual writing. As an active collaborator, she has worked with numerous writers in long poems spanning multiple volumes. Murphy’s visual work, both individual and collaborative, is shown in galleries and in private collections. Initially trained in instrumental and vocal music, her work is often associated with music in its language and rhythmic pulse. Murphy earns her living as an organizational consultant, speaker, and researcher and holds the PhD degree. She has lived in Phoenix, Arizona throughout her adult life..
Image: Untitled abstract painting by Sheila Murphy.