Sheila E. Murphy


In Memoriam: Bernadean Flynn Murphy
       April 14, 1920 – March 6, 2002

Consider morning in her eyelight:
Mock orange blossoms, forsythia,
The glisten of oak leaves, silver in the early sun.

She taught belief
That even crafted shadows could love back.
Her eyes conveyed a cool blue, accurate blue,
Aware blue wash across
Experience / the perfect repetition of
“Thy will be done,” and quietly.