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  • Michael Shepherd (9/4/2009 9:15:00 AM)

    Mary

    Do you feel like adding your blog address to your (non-existent!) biodata here?

    I keep losing track of it..

    Michael with love

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  • Babasaheb Salve (7/14/2009 3:30:00 AM)

    very butiful indeed arousing closeness to the divine sound

  • Gina Onyemaechi (8/4/2006 2:28:00 PM)

    I am so grateful to Michael Shepherd for announcing Ms Spain today on the forum. She writes with skill, elegance, and innovation using unforced and almost inconspicuous rhyme. When I wrote this (4th August 2006) , Ms Spain had 11 sonnets on show and I enjoyed every last one immensely. Thanks for sharing your writing, Mary.

  • Michael Shepherd (8/2/2006 6:19:00 AM)

    Mary Spain is one of those poets who published 'slim volumes' of fine poetry in the days before the internet, read by discerning readers; then found other good things to occupy her time, which continue to touch many people young and old. She writes skilful, relaxed sonnets among other verse, and I commend her wisdom to what I hope is a new extensive readership worldwide in this 'poetic renaissance' - hers and ours!

Below Stairs

At times it feels as though I'm trapped below
The slatted floor of heaven. Fleetingly,
I glimpse an angel's foot, or what might be
The shadow of a trailing wing, and know
There's something overhead. And yet, although
I'd love to join their distant company,
The dust and darkness of captivity
Enfeeble ears and eyes and overthrow
The will. Unaided, I can't penetrate

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