Michael Shepherd

(8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

unicorn 12


where the unlimited meets the limited,
and the unimagined meets the imagined;
where the unseen meets the seen,
and the eye meets the heart;

where the earth meets the seed,
and the seed meets the root;
where the root meets the earth;
and the flower meets the air;

where the heart meets the thought,
and the thought meets the sound;
where the sound meets the word;
and the word meets the voice;

where joy arises,
and where sorrow ends;
where love arises,
and the world is one;

where magic lives,
and miracles are law;
where childhood lives
and freedom is always now,

the unicorn is.

Submitted: Wednesday, September 07, 2005

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  • Michael Shepherd (9/8/2005 4:38:00 AM)

    Each of these unicorn pieces develops out of the previous one. So for me, an advance. For you, some repetition - so apologies! (Report) Reply

  • Raynette Eitel (9/7/2005 8:25:00 AM)

    This is so close to the wording to unicorn 11 that I had to print the earlier one out to compare them. Of course then I found the differences. This is simpler. I particularly like the last stanza 'where magic lives and miracles are law; ' How enchanting! Both 11 and 12 are treasures to keep.

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