Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

0221 Rain In May - Poem by Michael Shepherd

It’s May and it’s raining
and I’m standing at the front door
as if I were the first rain itself
on Eden, blessing and blessed
before there could be
any division between the two,
rejoicing in the scent of rain
and green and singing gratitude

a boy again, rejoicing in the scent of rain on earth,
being, without thought,
all these things


Comments about 0221 Rain In May by Michael Shepherd

  • Rookie - 22 Points Scarlett Treat (5/16/2006 11:11:00 PM)

    How in so few words you express the joy of that first rain, the feel and smell of it, is just beautiful... (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Graham Leese (5/16/2006 4:29:00 PM)

    There certainly was something special in the rain today Michael and youve captured it flawlessly, as ever. Awed-
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, July 14, 2006


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