Mark R Slaughter
Biography of Mark R Slaughter
Mark R. Slaughter is a biological scientist who took up poetry to challenge his written skills. He has undertaken numerous commissions and collaborative projects (see his website Poem Crypt for more details) , including 'Liquid Rooms' for orchestra and soprano by Karsten Fundal, and 'Death of Leaves', a song cycle for soprano and orchestra by Nicholas Anthony Ascioti. In march 2014 'Lonely Life' was recited on the BBC by Mark Benson as an introduction to a documentary on loneliness. Further poems such as Marriage and Spring are featured in his pages on the 'Poets Pages' website.
- It's Death Again
- 'Alone! ' I cried
- Bitter Blow of Love
- Apparition of a Butterfly
- Beautiful One
- My Sneaking Tears
- Lonely Life
- A Valentine in Pain
- Fire Ferocious
- Death and I
- A Drink
- Wife to Be (Petrarchan Sonnet)
- An Illusion
- Work, Sleep, Work, Sleep, Work
Your intellect humbles with shattering blow!
Omnipotent, you are at one with the world.
There's no need to seek, as you already know:
Explained, reconciled, all so neatly unfurled.
Those complex equations are pliable toys,
And yours just to play with and loosen your mind.
Hypotheses and theories are also your boys -
In your world, together, all cosily enshrined.