Darryn John Murphy

Rookie (23 November 1970 / Auckland New Zealand)

Darryn John Murphy
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As a young boy, Darryn was published by the Australians Women’s Weekly. Since then he has gone on to win dozens of accolades and awards for his writing. Well known throughout Europe and the United States, his poetry has been published in a wide variety of publications, including audio. more »

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Like Gentle Rain

Long have I waited beside still waters
Withered by the years, the silent tears
Fall like gentle raindrops amid the summer sun
Hollowed how am I humbled
Weathered by storm
No Meade to mend
No bow to bend
On barren soil I stand barefoot
How small am I beneath the sky
Sometimes I think, but to wonder why
My withered hand before my eyes

My tired limbs and withered bones
No place to rest to call my own
For long are the days and cold are the nights
Beneath the seed of these city lights

Like gentle rain, a simple man ...

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