Stephen Murray

Surf Talk in Bundoran

And as for those men
whose words ping-ponged off walls of foam
Heroic belly scratchers
great pouting chaps, hallelujahs of mankind
statuesque on the elbows of Atlas.
In the rattle of whose heads
catastrophic brains cells
joust for territory over oceans of skull-space
vast and roaming wind-breaks

bronzed words rip-curled into gold
insights spectacularly formed
breaking like white water
in the shallows of the blue-eyed mind.





Stephen Murray was born in Ireland in 1974 and moved to London in 1975. He currently lives and works in Galway. His debut collection, House of Bees, was published in 2011 by Salmon Poetry.