Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

Michael Shepherd Poems

601. 0404 The Middle East In Two Lines 7/13/2006
602. Too Much Self Criticism Can Be Stifling 2/20/2006
603. In The Clown's Dressing-Room 4/18/2006
604. Haemorrhoid Ode - For Herbert 2/10/2006
605. ! ! Heirs Of The Heart 5/15/2008
606. Homage To Dorothy Parker 6/8/2005
607. In The Spirit Of Rumi-17 4/13/2007
608. Do You Feel The Same Way Too? 5/7/2007
609. ! ! Loving Life To The Death: Robert Capa 2/8/2008
610. 0134 All Things Shine 4/12/2006
611. 0433 Zen And Travel 3/18/2006
612. ! 0009 Thank God It's Friday 1/25/2006
613. 0050 Tears Stolen From Tara 9/9/2006
614. 0027 Dreaming Truth 7/26/2006
615. Laugh Or Weep, Weep Or Laugh 11/3/2006
616. ! Just Another Rant 1/20/2007
617. ! Dear Poemhunter Correspondent 3/9/2007
618. ! Ssshhh...Keep This Quiet.Ish... 3/3/2007
619. ! The Week Between Christmas And New Year 12/27/2006
620. 0016 Christmas Rose - A Spell 12/16/2006
621. ! In The Spirit Of Rumi - 21 4/24/2007
622. ! A Cream Tea To Live For 4/21/2007
623. ! In The Spirit Of Rumi - 64 - Language 9/27/2007
624. 0271 The Covering 2/25/2006
625. 0211 Infinite Riches In A Little Room Unquote 4/16/2006
626. 0245 The Vision 6/6/2005
627. 0157face Beyond Face 6/6/2005
628. 0417 To A Small-Part Actress In The Drama Of My Life 5/20/2005
629. ! ! Heaven As Spectrum 3/7/2008
630. ! ! A Measured Beauty: The Japanese Mind 2/9/2008
631. ! ! Darshana 5/2/2009
632. Montage Triste 4/4/2007
633. Filmscript For A Lonely Afternoon 5/20/2006
634. ! ! Juno Watt - Personality Of The Year 12/13/2009
635. Primavera 4/4/2007
636. Do Pterodactyls Write In Dactyls? 9/20/2005
637. ! Love Said.. A Paraphrase Of A Study Group On Love 9/25/2007
638. ! ! D E M E N T I A 5/24/2009
639. ! ! A Tribute To Philip Levine. For Hanque 5/25/2009
640. ! ! This One For Hanque With Thanks 6/10/2009

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...

    Lare

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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)

    Michael,
    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...

    regards,

    Darrell

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

    michael

    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

    david

  • 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,
    CJ

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

0197 Being In Mind

Poets seek in poems, a truth that's yet to be:
to catch those glories half-formed in the mind,
those tantalising visions which we see
for fleeting seconds; fear may never find

again; yet leave a presence in the air,
the evanescent substance of a dream,
like half-remembered, half-forgotten care,
but known to be more real than they seem;

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