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[Poetry] Three Haikus by David Murphy

Three Sea Haikus

Pearl Morning of Mist Pearl morning of mist Clipper ships in the harbor: Undressing lover.

The Harbor Air Rough, coarse, salty air, A fragrance smelled from far-off. Hot stew in kitchens.

Under the Sea Undersea lie ships, Sunken and decomposing: A bottle’s settlings.

David Murphy was born in Ponca City, Oklahoma, on Easter Sunday. He earned his English MA from Kansas State University where he won the Seaton Fellowship in Creative Writing. In 2022, he published poetry in Orchards Poetry Journal, Elsewhere: A Journal of Place, and Dream Noir. In 2023, he published photographs in CutBank.


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