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Jennifer Reeser 06-30-2018 11:22 AM

Rest in Peace, Timothy Murphy
I am sorry to report -- our dear Tim passed away peacefully today.


E. Shaun Russell 06-30-2018 11:37 AM

Thank you for this hard news, Jennifer.


Aaron Novick 06-30-2018 11:46 AM

RIP. From all I have heard, he was a good man. I am sorry I never got a chance to meet him.

Bill Carpenter 06-30-2018 11:54 AM

Godspeed, Greatheart.

I remember my first exchange with Tim on these boards, suggesting a more occupationally specific saint than Saint Michael for the addressee of a hunting poem. Wasn't interested!

Jayne Osborn 06-30-2018 12:04 PM

My condolences to Tim's family... and his friends, which includes many of us here.


Clive Watkins 06-30-2018 12:07 PM

I am very sorry to hear what is, sadly, not unexpected. Thank you, Tim.


Orwn Acra 06-30-2018 12:33 PM

Thanks, Tim, for your encourangement, poems, and the time you drove me in your car to tell me a most inappropriate story involving you and Alan and a weekend before I was born. To quote a great poet:

"We are where we have always been
And shall be through the ages;
We pressed the flowers of our selves
Between our gathered pages"

David Anthony 06-30-2018 12:48 PM

I first met him when he came to England for his book launch at the turn of the century. I chauffeured him around, and think I got to know him well. He was a good friend to me, always helpful, always supportive, and I learned a lot from him. He leaves a legacy of fine poetry.

Charlotte Innes 06-30-2018 01:46 PM

Iím so sorry to hear this, Jennifer. So hard for you, his friends, his family. Iím glad he went in peace. It makes such a difference.


Kate Benedict 06-30-2018 02:08 PM

He received the "grace of a happy death," didn't he? ... I envision him arguing amiably for eternity with Alan in that other dimension. I for one can't wait to read the Last Poems. Farewell, sir.

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