Profile: Ruth Calder Murphy

About This Author

I have an 'Artisic Temperament'. This has been thrown at me as an accustaion, held out to me as a consolation and presented to me as an accolade in equal measure. Blessing or curse, it is probably my most observable characteristic. I'm glad of it. It keeps me company and makes sure I keep on creating. I paint, play music and weave words. If only my artistic temperament would also do the housework, I'd be made. To find out more about me and my creative activities, visit my website at

This Author's Books

Anyone who's got children, knows children, is still in touch with their inner child, likes poetry, likes illustrations, or was a child once upon a time, should get this book! A beautifully illustrated, brain-bubbling book, "Bubbles in my Hair" is brimful ....
ISBN: 9781781763865
Published: 25 May 2012
Dance of Darkness is the fourth book in the series of Ruth Calder Murphy's Collected Poems, following Ghost Dance, Sun Dance and Dance of Days. The Journey continues...
ISBN: 9781784074869
Published: 10 March 2014
Dance of Darkness is the fourth book in the series of Ruth Calder Murphy's Collected Poems, following Ghost Dance, Sun Dance and Dance of Days. The Journey continues... This is the Special Cover Edition of the book.
ISBN: 9781784074852
Published: 10 March 2014
"Ruth Calder Murphy has done it again with another volume of her exquisite poetry, following Ghost Dance and Sun Dance. Beyond mere poetry, we are given gifts; the gifts of time and story. Cut down any grand old oak and you will find those concentric ring....
ISBN: 9781784070595
Published: 14 October 2013
Dance of the Phoenix is the seventh volume in The Dance series of collected poetry by Ruth Calder-Murphy, and continues our journey with the poet. The Dance Series:Ghost DanceSun DanceDance of DaysDance of DarknessStorm DanceEarth DancePraise for Earth Da....
ISBN: 9781839458286
Published: 9 March 2021
Earth Dance is the sixth book in "The Dance" series of Collected poems by Ruth Calder Murphy (Arciemme) after Ghost Dance, Sun Dance, Dance of Days, Dance of Darkness and Storm Dance. ***** “Earth Dance is a collection that is anchored in love and the app....
ISBN: 9781786109422
Published: 5 May 2016
A collection of poetry, in chronological order, that tracks a fifteen year period in the poet's life. Charting the depths of depression and the heights of ecstasy, it wonders at how such a riot of colour is contained in one person's earth-bound experience....
ISBN: 9781908481320
Published: 18 January 2012
From depression to ecstasy, summer to winter, life to death and back again into the unknown future, this is a collection that embraces all the colours of life's rainbow without denying the darkness.
ISBN: 9781781762462
Published: 18 April 2012
Letting Myself Go is an exciting, slim volume of forty-one selected poems by Ruth Calder Murphy, that showcase a cross-section of her work. It includes previously unpublished pieces, as well as favourites from "The Dance" series.
ISBN: 9781839453083
Published: 19 May 2020
A collection of poems and meditations that celebrate and contemplate our connection with the Divine and with all things. From the dark places as well as the bright places, poems that reflect the seeking and recognise in it the truest finding, the journey ....
ISBN: 9781782997160
Published: 22 July 2013
Storm Dance is the fifth book in the series of Ruth Calder Murphy's collected poems. Arranged in chronological order, they invite the reader to join the poet on her journey - one step, leap, wing beat, revelation and transformation at a time. Praise for S....
ISBN: 9781785102493
Published: 10 November 2014
Life and Death, Sunbeams and Storms and everything that lies between... Join the dance and share the journey. Sun Dance is the second book in a series of Ruth Calder Murphy's collected poetry. The poetry is arranged in chronological order, as it was in Gh....
ISBN: 9781782995753
Published: 21 June 2013
The Everlasting Monday takes Rob and Kate, star-struck lovers whose families have been estranged for twenty years, into the most startling adventure they could never have imagined. Their own story runs alongside a far older one, into which they are drawn ....
ISBN: 9781782995661
Published: 17 December 2020
Circles and echoes, repeated throughout human history in stories, seasons, cycles and spirals, galaxies, DNA and cave paintings. The Infinite Embrace explores these patterns and celebrates the connections between them.
ISBN: 9781784076610
Published: 6 May 2014
What is The Poetry Game? Well, it’s a game. A game of poetry. The fact that it’s now also a book is simply a happy outcome of its being played... A game played across thousands of miles and several time zones - a game of words, connections, serendipity an....
ISBN: 9781784076672
Published: 6 May 2014
Sam Roden doesn’t know who he is, where he’s come from or where he’s going. His landlady Elizabeth says that everyone is like that; it’s just that most people don’t realise it. Sam has no memory, only a strange and illogical vision of a room that isn’t th....
ISBN: 9781908481245
Published: 18 January 2012
An eclectic collection of short stories and poetry, Wings of a Thousand Tigers explores Time, Eternity, Mother Nature, Serendipity and the possibility of Divinity. Dark and light in equal measure, it's like reading a rainbow.
ISBN: 9781781768983
Published: 1 November 2012