Sheila E. Murphy
I offer a hosanna poem to match this leap toward your perfect heart. A latch I would undo with much ado, I want to start the picture with and without oils breath-free. I’m breathless to your keen inflective exosphere you warm toward otherwhere. The dance gets caught askance toward lark moon-lined within plump crescent darkness. Dry enough to orchestrate the shims across a winter we forever thaw. I dream you.
Experience turned innocence at last, a tacit shine
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.