Michael Shepherd

(8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

Thoughts On World Poetry


To coin a metaphor:

It's like a Protestant
wandering into a Catholic church
and hearing someone just out of the confessional
muttering 32 Hail Mary's as instructed
huddled in the nearest pew,
and thinking
hey once is enough...

for some, a ceaseless act of worship;
for some, a wake-up call;

the intention
could be the same

Submitted: Friday, June 10, 2005
Edited: Friday, June 10, 2005

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