Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

Michael Shepherd Poems

641. ! ! Some Musings On Journalism 5/23/2009
642. ! ! Journey In An Undergound Kaleidoscope 5/13/2009
643. ! ! Be, Here, Now 5/6/2009
644. ! ! Verbs V. Nouns 4/26/2009
645. ! ! Hurried Judgment, Curried Thought 4/30/2009
646. ! ! Soul Song: Is This Farewell, Or Simply Au Revoir? 4/25/2009
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. ! ! What Is Your Substance...? 9/11/2008
651. ! ! The Place Beyond Between 8/25/2008
652. ! ! A Pencil Sketch Of Mozart 11/6/2008
653. ! ! Like That 11/27/2008
654. ! ! Playing Leapfrog With Isso 2/16/2008
655. ! ! The Conversation 3/24/2008
656. ! In The Spirit Of Rumi 49 - The Mind 5/18/2007
657. ! ! The Aged Poet. For Kealan If 1/12/2010
658. ! ! The Searchlight 11/17/2009
659. ! ! Ignorance 9/21/2009
660. ! B L I S S 10/11/2009
661. ! Maya 10/24/2009
662. ! ! I Read Your Poem 9/11/2009
663. ! ! Non-Dualism In A Nutshell: From The Sanskrit 9/15/2009
664. ! ! Vaanii 9/15/2009
665. ! ! This Door... (To The One Who Listened) 8/26/2009
666. ! ! This Charm Thing 7/5/2009
667. ! ! Ibrahim's Tale 7/16/2009
668. ! ! Being The Monna Lisa. Exclusive. 1/16/2010
669. ! ! The American Declaration Of Co-Dependence 1/20/2010
670. ! M O N K (2) 10/24/2007
671. ! ! Thumbnails And Finger Ends 1/11/2008
672. ! Mind That Mind! 12/6/2007
673. ! Are Persons People? 6/3/2007
674. ! The Wisdom Of Toys 8/28/2007
675. 0008 The Gift 12/29/2006
676. 0009 Before Birth: Those Who Will Lean Over Me 11/21/2006
677. ! To Denis, Tara, And The Muse Of Poetry 3/11/2007
678. 0038 Why I'M Ashamed Of Being British 7/19/2006
679. Sonnet For The Day Of Epiphany 1/6/2006
680. 0031 Miles Ahead 11/2/2006

Comments about Michael Shepherd

  • dissatified exmember (2/10/2005 12:51:00 PM)

    Good Morning Michael
    I have just read your poem... a wish/the wish......for the 4th time and still can't get the title right. In my mind that means the poem had such an impact on me that I forgot to read the Title. Something I confess is a bad habit..
    I just LOVE that poem.

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  • kenneth william snow (2/10/2005 10:16:00 AM)


    Thanks for the encouraging words. I am not one to be easily discouraged. Take care!

  • 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...


  • 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

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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