Michael Shepherd House Poems

! ! A Thief In One's Own House

‘To steal’, the sage declares, ‘is to take things
not given consciously with pleasure’.

Several times my eye has skimmed over this,

0012 The House Of Metaphor

After you’ve negotiated that artfully-conceived
sharp elbow bend in the long, grand drive
through the fields of its estate,
and it hoves into view,

0029 Poet In A Wendy House

After death visited,
they opened the house
as a museum