Michael Shepherd Birthday Poems

1.
! A Birthday Celebration

How strange it seems, that old age follows youth!
when all the world seemed one's own, at that time,
with time enough to seek a higher truth -
who'd guess the stairs so steep, so slow to climb?
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2.
February 21 - Whose Birthday Today?

If you saw the film 'Four Weddings and a Funeral'
you'd have been moved maybe to tears
by his 'Funeral Blues';
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3.
! On Rilke's Birthday,2007

and since then,
angels about their business
know we speak their name
more intensely; they, closer
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