Moving statues are harder to catch, But caught he was.
Now there's no clink And no wink, Just that familiar voice Floating in On radio waves.
The Birth of Signs
(After an essay on Miro by Jacques Dupin)
How does an ear of grain turn into a kiss?
In a process of alternation, alliteration and implosion whereby the level table on which it rests is atomised, its powder rouging a new flat boundless space; its stem abbreviates to the smooth calculus of union; its kernels morph into wayward murmurs; and its tendrils become the guttering flames of love.
Bio: Alan Murphy is the Irish writer and illustrator of three collections of poetry for young readers. Dublin-born, he currently lives in Lismore, county Waterford. His latest collection, Prometheus Unplugged, was listed in a children’s and young adults’ books of the year article in the Irish Times. He has been featured in children’s poetry anthologies in the UK and America.“A lot of incredible talent has emerged recently from Ireland. Alan Murphy is one of the them.” - Anastasia Gonis, Buzz Words Magazine