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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.

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Genius

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.

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