Poetry from Christina Murphy

Two Visions of O’Keeffe


Christina Murphy

The snow is a flute of multiple blessings,

a pale blazing of crystal light that renews

the loving heart and gathers up the world

into the exultations of a white-cold sky

from circumference to core

Sea winds flower in the twilight

and rocks sing softly to waterfalls;

and everywhere, always,

there is the desire to know

what light there is within the light

that splits darkness into a silver moon

lifting, like an eagle, into a peaceful sky

Christina Murphy’s poetry is an exploration of consciousness as subjective experience, and her poems appear in a wide range of journals and anthologies, including, PANK, Dali’s Lovechild, and Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal, and in the anthologies From the Roaring Deep: A Devotional in Honor of Poseidon and the Spirits of the Sea, The Great Gatsby Anthology, and Remaking Moby-Dick. Her work has been nominated multiple times for the Pushcart Prize and for the Best of the Net Anthology.