Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

! In the spirit of Shabistari - 1


When I was young, I dreamed all day of travel

When I was old enough, I spent all day travelling

When I had travelled much, I called myself a traveller

Now I sit here, still and silent on the cushions
while the roses release their perfume,
the peacock cries upon the wall,
and in the courtyard, the fountain plays;

and all my travel has returned to me,
all my travelling is within me,
travel, travelling and traveller are one;
and my mind travels to places I had never imagined
and I sense the world turning on its axis,
travelling around my self.

Submitted: Thursday, April 26, 2007
Edited: Friday, February 18, 2011

Form:


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
1 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (! In the spirit of Shabistari - 1 by Michael Shepherd )

Enter the verification code :

  • Rookie - 58 Points Brian Jani (7/12/2014 9:21:00 AM)

    Mr Michael Shepherd I enjoyed reading this fine piece of writing.well done man! (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. A Homage To The Freedom Fighters Of India, Raja Basu
  3. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. A Red, Red Rose, Robert Burns
  6. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  7. O Captain! My Captain!, Walt Whitman
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  10. To A Mouse, Robert Burns

Poem of the Day

poet Geoffrey Chaucer

Adam Scrivener, if ever it thee befall
Boece or Troilus for to write anew,
Under thy long locks thou may'st have the scall
But after my making thou write more true!
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Jean Toomer

 

New Poems

  1. Australia Day - 26 January 2015, Danny Draper
  2. Elope, Salleh Chowdhury
  3. Journey's End, Raymond A. Foss
  4. Dimly Lighting The Way, Margaret Alice Second
  5. Threads of Her Journey, Raymond A. Foss
  6. A Journey of Treasure, Raymond A. Foss
  7. spinning 2 StAnd $tiLL - can i cHaRge it?, sEaN nOrTh
  8. un-nerves sh#t - sweet child of mime, sEaN nOrTh
  9. The Wise Man, Brian J. Stafford
  10. Cos Their Real Money 2, sEaN nOrTh
[Hata Bildir]