Treasure Island

Michael Shepherd

(8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

0193 American Poetry


Pithy, precise,
wry, wise,
flinty, real,
democratic,
true

that's how it's
been defined

you'll question that
of course

as you should

I'll leave you to it

how powerful
eight words
can be

Submitted: Monday, February 20, 2006
Edited: Friday, July 14, 2006

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  • Michael Shepherd (2/20/2006 11:07:00 AM)

    I'm quoting an American, BTW, and I guess he means all these qualities together; and 'not their opposites' so to speak. But... (Report) Reply

  • Raynette Eitel (2/20/2006 10:02:00 AM)

    I don't know, Michael. I loved the list of adjectives but wondered if it doesn't apply to really good poets from all over the world. I thought of Dylan Thomas (pithy) , A.E. Housman (precise) , Louis Carroll (wry) , Kahlil Gibran (wise) , Neruda (flinty) , Szmborska (real) ...and countless poets around the world whose spirit is both democratic and true. All of those qualities describe what a good poet should embody. But still, as an American, I like the spirit of this poem.

    Raynette (Report) Reply

  • ... ... (2/20/2006 4:18:00 AM)

    i think you did a really good job on this one, it was a provocative title and the poem itself didn't let the reader down. (Report) Reply

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