Tim MurphyTim Murphy

Born 1967 in Cork, Ireland
Living in Madrid, Spain
Bio: Tim Murphy has been writing haiku since 2017. His reviews of haiku collections appear regularly in the journal, Presence.


 

new city
a childhood dream
my only map

Hedgerow 120, Summer 2017

paper cut
I notice
she lies easily

Acorn 39, Fall 2017

yellow aspens . . .
the river water bites
into silence

Under the Basho (Hokku section), May 2018

midsummer
in a restaurant sink
the clatter of plates

Frogpond 41:3, Fall 2018

rainy season
on the balcony ledge
a pigeon blinks

The Heron’s Nest Volume XX, Number 4: December 2018

in back of an idiom yellow canaries

Otata 45, September 2019,
anthologized in Lee Gurga & Scott Metz (eds.), Haiku 2020 (Modern Haiku Press, 2020)

late spring
the drugstore is sold out
of pregnancy tests

Modern Haiku 50:1, Winter–Spring 2019

Spanish morning
the knife-sharpener’s
music

The Mamba 9, March 2020

green parakeet
the park chess players talk
about the rules

Presence 69, March 2021,
anthologized in Pat Boran (ed.), Local Wonders: Poems from Our Immediate Surrounds (Dedalus Press, 2021)

visiting
civil war trenches
summer grass

Autumn Moon Haiku Journal 4:2, Spring–Summer 2021,
anthologized in Pat Boran (ed.), Local Wonders: Poems from Our Immediate Surrounds (Dedalus Press, 2021)

autumn rain listening again to the Goldberg Variations

Whiptail 1, November 2021

housecleaning —
I shed some more
wounded skin

Prune Juice 35, November 2021

loud rain
telling secrets
through art

Cold Moon Journal, November 2021

window creak
the comfort
of soft autumn rain

Autumn Moon Haiku Journal 5:1, Autumn–Winter 2021–22

puffing up
an extra cushion
hard rain

Modern Haiku 53:1, Winter–Spring 2022

overhearing
a strange conversation
winter dusk

Cold Moon Journal, February 2022