Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

Michael Shepherd Poems

481. ! The Unity Of All Things 8/28/2007
482. ! The Parsing Of Senility 9/8/2007
483. ! In The Spirit Of Rumi,52: Where? 9/1/2007
484. ! A Bawdy To My Mistress' Landscape In 17th Century Style 8/2/2007
485. ! Death Visits In The Garden, In The Night 8/3/2007
486. ! Portrait In Profile Only 6/15/2007
487. ! Withitness 7/6/2007
488. ! Poem For Danny And A Cliché For Jc 7/18/2007
489. ! Dogged By Comparisons 7/18/2007
490. ! Laying Down The Psalms 10/23/2007
491. ! Islamofascists And Christofascists (And Israelofascists Too?) 10/28/2007
492. ! A T - O N E - M E N T 10/14/2007
493. ! Poet Takes Count In Last Round 11/4/2007
494. ! A C*******s - Well, Ok, Seasonal - Plea.. 12/22/2007
495. ! To William Blake, Poet, At Christmas 12/21/2007
496. 0406 The Summer Evening Music That Never Ended 3/9/2006
497. 0345 Lyric.1. 3/18/2006
498. The Man Who Fell Into Eternity 3/16/2006
499. 0329 Holy Shit (2) 3/3/2006
500. 0120 Child On A Swing 4/16/2006
501. Evolving Thoughts 4/6/2006
502. 0066 The Cell 7/12/2006
503. Unicorn 14 7/2/2006
504. A Poem For November 28,2007 7/16/2007
505. A Poem, A Thankyou, A Surrender, A Gathering Tear 6/16/2007
506. Sin And Stuff 6/30/2007
507. Your Footprints 4/11/2007
508. In The Spirit Of Rumi-18 4/13/2007
509. 0015 'Infectious Holiness'.. 12/6/2006
510. In The Spirit Of Rumi 3/30/2007
511. The Pain Of Not Being You 11/8/2006
512. Worldwide Web Of Mind 9/21/2006
513. Rate This Poem 9/20/2007
514. Oh It Can Happen Any Time 9/10/2007
515. ! The Watchman Of Dark Christmas Night 12/23/2007
516. The Monday Bluesky 8/13/2007
517. To The One Who 'Ones' 10/13/2007
518. Two Poets 12/18/2007
519. 0210 In A Japanese Garden 5/20/2006
520. 0156 Edward Estlin Coming(S) Back 5/8/2006

Comments about Michael Shepherd

  • Lare Austin (2/4/2005 2:22:00 PM)

    Hi Michael...I just read 'She Of The Happy Sky'....I very much enjoyed this read...very well done...very good story telling...


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  • Michael Shepherd (1/28/2005 6:48:00 AM)

    thanks guys for all the kind words. It's so good to know one's poetry is read, right?

    point of this comment - I feel strongly that we should praise each others' work - when we get the urge - by saying how much we enjoy it. Not how 'good' it is.
    'good', 'excellent' etc read like teachers' reports and can seem slightly, er, patronising, generalised. etc.?

  • Lare Austin (1/22/2005 12:06:00 PM)

    Hi Michael...I just read your poem, 'The Day'. Yes...life does continue to go on, despite our occasional personal flat tires....(I said that right...didn't I?) ...

    Lare Austin

  • Lare Austin (12/29/2004 1:10:00 PM)

    Hi Michael...your piece, 'Just A Moment', says it all about those kind of days. You have a very gifted way with words. I look forward to an upcoming book from you.

    Your Friend in Poetry...

    Lare Joseph Austin

  • Darrell Rohling (12/26/2004 5:23:00 PM)

    Just read your 'Fingertip to Fingertip' poem, very nice. I thoroughly resonated with it's world-wide affirmation of connection...it is indeed a real thing, a miracle of our mdern age. Where would we be today if this form was available to Shakespear? Finally, this poem reminded me of mine entitled Face to Faith, if you recall that from your earlier gracious reading of my stuff...



  • David Keig (10/17/2004 7:51:00 PM)


    my thanks for your encouraging words about my poetry.....i only started writing this year after a 30+ year break since schooldays

    enjoying yr poetry too and good luck with the book of yr work that is to be published


  • Cj Heck Cj Heck (9/23/2004 3:55:00 PM)

    Hello Michael,
    I know I've been 'quiet', as you said in your warm note. I wish I could say it was a creative 'quiet', but it's a disgusted 'quiet'. This website is really beginning to bug me and I'm thinking of finding a new 'home' for my poetry. The pop-ups are incredibly annoying, the fact that you don't really have a place to post proper notes to people is annoying, and this latest problem with losing everything posted since June is the straw that broke the proverbial camel's back... if you would like to talk, my email is cjheck@barkingspiderspoetry.com.
    Take care, my poet friend.
    Warmest regards,

Best Poem of Michael Shepherd

Love Love Love

Oh it's so easy to say -

'Give what you think you lack -
You feel unloved? Then give love, and love, and love...'...

On the other hand -
Do you have any better advice?

Read the full of Love Love Love

0030 Breasts

I’ve only got to say the word…and
I can hear the male murmur murmur right now
mixed with a hurhur hurhur as of naughty boys…
suddenly lips and fingers have their vivid, hungry memories…
while ladies have their own reactions
not unaware of the murmur hurhur and the fact
that some men think they own these, ungifted, as of right…

and some of us, perforce, have memories as intimate,

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