Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

Michael Shepherd Poems

641. ! ! Be, Here, Now 5/6/2009
642. ! ! Journey In An Undergound Kaleidoscope 5/13/2009
643. ! ! Verbs V. Nouns 4/26/2009
644. ! ! Hurried Judgment, Curried Thought 4/30/2009
645. ! ! Soul Song: Is This Farewell, Or Simply Au Revoir? 4/25/2009
646. ! ! Like That 11/27/2008
647. ! ! Sonnet On The Morning Of Christ's Birth 12/25/2008
648. ! ! Travel Guide To 2009 1/27/2009
649. ! ! The Song Of Forever, The Dance Of Now 2/12/2009
650. ! ! The Place Beyond Between 8/25/2008
651. ! ! A Pencil Sketch Of Mozart 11/6/2008
652. ! ! What Is Your Substance...? 9/11/2008
653. ! ! The Conversation 3/24/2008
654. ! ! Playing Leapfrog With Isso 2/16/2008
655. ! In The Spirit Of Rumi 49 - The Mind 5/18/2007
656. ! ! The Searchlight 11/17/2009
657. ! B L I S S 10/11/2009
658. ! Maya 10/24/2009
659. ! ! Ignorance 9/21/2009
660. ! ! I Read Your Poem 9/11/2009
661. ! ! Non-Dualism In A Nutshell: From The Sanskrit 9/15/2009
662. ! ! Vaanii 9/15/2009
663. ! ! This Door... (To The One Who Listened) 8/26/2009
664. ! ! This Charm Thing 7/5/2009
665. ! ! Ibrahim's Tale 7/16/2009
666. ! ! The Aged Poet. For Kealan If 1/12/2010
667. ! ! Being The Monna Lisa. Exclusive. 1/16/2010
668. ! ! The American Declaration Of Co-Dependence 1/20/2010
669. ! M O N K (2) 10/24/2007
670. ! ! Thumbnails And Finger Ends 1/11/2008
671. ! Mind That Mind! 12/6/2007
672. ! Are Persons People? 6/3/2007
673. ! The Wisdom Of Toys 8/28/2007
674. 0008 The Gift 12/29/2006
675. 0009 Before Birth: Those Who Will Lean Over Me 11/21/2006
676. ! To Denis, Tara, And The Muse Of Poetry 3/11/2007
677. 0038 Why I'M Ashamed Of Being British 7/19/2006
678. Sonnet For The Day Of Epiphany 1/6/2006
679. Too Much Self Criticism Can Be Stifling 2/20/2006
680. 0031 Miles Ahead 11/2/2006

Comments about Michael Shepherd

  • 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

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  • 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

Sonnet And Sonata

May sonnet ever match sonata form?
whose opening movement catches restless mind;
whose new and ever-fresh harmonious sound
puts spark in eye and ear, and feet on ground;

then, slower movement, drawing us to still peace,
takes mind within to where all movements cease;
murmuring all that inner nature knows,
restoring to our self its true repose.

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