James Murdock

(06/13/1986 / Dahlonega, GA)

Biography of James Murdock

James Murdock is a twenty-seven year old poet, freelance writer, and songwriter currently residing in North Lumpkin County near Dahlonega, Georgia. His recently developed passion for writing reflects an ardent love for the wisdom of American Transcendentalism, and Murdock is the co-founder of the Folk Transcendentalist Club, an open social organization revolving around local artistic advancement, philosophical discourse, and outdoor recreation. He is a naturalist by occupation, and enjoys spending much of his free time in a state of exploration, living in wonder on the banks of the Etowah River.

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A Simple Pen

A simple pen drawn from its pack
And laid upon the wood of work
To hush the growling desk that lurks
Too soon to lift it off its back

Too soon to pick it up to write
That lonely tale that pitches yonder
Stout sounds of sickles turning under
To reap the day that reaches night

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