Everyday moments celebrated in new poetry collection February 15, 2017 A new poetry collection written by a Murdoch University academic reveals the treasures to be found in everyday lives, in both quiet moments alone and in encounters with other people. Ordinary Euphoria is the first collection of poetry by Dr David Moody from Murdoch’s School of Arts. Dr Moody is best known as a playwright, director and actor. “Poetry is a very concentrated form of expression, which can capture that beautiful, sad or life changing moment that can be gone in an instant,” said Dr Moody. “In this collection of poems I have been inspired by those moments where an everyday occurrence has a quality of transcendence or intensity, or a surprising beauty. “Ordinary euphoria happens at unexpected times, when we are simply going about our everyday business, and not at all in a mood of spiritual readiness or even much vaunted mindfulness.” The 34 poems in this collection are inspired by the continents of Australia and Africa, expressing the emotional touchstones of people at work at play and at rest. Ordinary Euphoria: Poems by David Moody will be launched by Associate Professor of English Jennifer De Reuck at 7pm, Thursday 23 February at the Nexus Theatre. For more information please contact Crotchet Quaver publishing . ORDINARY EUPHORIA Driving to work, A shrub, Blessed by light, A sudden burning bush, Drinking a cup of tea, A rainbow Rioting arrogantly, Against a sane grey sky, Eating tea at home, Ben’s brilliant feast of a Grin- And Greeting safely down the hall, your Incidental Touch, a Sweeping Conflagration Up my arm. Ordinary euphoria; Routine’s accidental carnival of Grace. Print This Post Media contact: Pepita Smyth Tel: (08) 9360 1289 | Mobile: 0417 171 551 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Categories: General, Murdoch achievements, School of Arts Tags: School of Arts, crotchet quaver, david moody, jennifer de reuck, ordinary euphoria, poetry Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!