Mark R Slaughter


Biography of Mark R Slaughter

A biological scientist, I took up poetry to challenge my written skills. I undertake commissions and collaborative projects - see my website Poem Crypt for more details; major commissions include '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 in the introduction to a documentary on loneliness. Further poems such as Marriage and Spring are featured in my pages on the 'Poets Pages' website.

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Soul In Machine

Rhythmic thrum, the chanting clue:
Cycling hums
And driving drums -
But has it a soul?

Spinning cogs give living sense:
Finely cast
To ever last -
But has it a soul?

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