Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

Michael Shepherd Poems

721. ! ! The Poet 2/16/2008
722. ! ! To Kobayashi Issa 2/16/2008
723. ! ! Unity Of Source 3/22/2008
724. ! ! This Poem 7/12/2008
725. ! ! This Poem (Says) 7/12/2008
726. ! ! Those Twenty-First Century Bluues... 6/19/2008
727. ! ! Singing The Bruised Blues 3/10/2009
728. ! ! And We, Three Kings.. 12/24/2008
729. ! ! New Poetess Laureate For Uk 5/1/2009
730. ! ! '...Means What It Does...' 5/12/2009
731. ! ! Writing Poetry 6/9/2009
732. ! ! Telling The Bees 5/26/2009
733. To Linda Smith 3/1/2006
734. 0002 Lonely Dropped Me A Word 1/19/2007
735. ! ! Who? From 'Ellam Ondre' 5/19/2009
736. ! ! Light Everywhere. 7/23/2008
737. ! ! In Golden Gate Park. For Jim And Thanks To Lawrence 7/18/2009
738. ! ! Spring Cleaning 1/21/2010
739. Primavera 4/4/2007
740. I'M Reading Psalm 31... 10/17/2007
741. 0107 To Jh On The Birth Of A Daughter 3/20/2005
742. 0270 Strange Day (For Dw) 2/18/2006
743. 0062 Robinia Pseudoacacia Alba 7/31/2005
744. ! ! Singing 6/15/2008
745. ! ! Those Birds 7/13/2008
746. ! ! A Little Donne, A Little Yeats 3/11/2008
747. ! ! A Stroke Of Insight 4/22/2008
748. ! ! Silence At The River Bank 1/30/2008
749. ! ! That Couple 2/7/2008
750. ! ! A Poem's Prehistory 2/21/2008
751. ! ! Lonely Winter Afternoon 2/22/2008
752. ! ! Yahbu Haiku 2/22/2008
753. ! ! A Writer's Last Block 2/22/2008
754. ! ! Sonnet: On His Deafness 1/28/2009
755. ! ! This Life Is 'On Approval' 9/17/2008
756. ! A Good Man In An Evil Time 1/3/2007
757. ! Goody Or Baddy? A Varifocal View 1/21/2007
758. 0012 Poetry Class 12/11/2006
759. ! E V O L U T I O N 9/21/2007
760. ! In The Spirit Of Rumi 57: Grace 9/12/2007

Comments about Michael Shepherd

  • 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.?

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  • 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

Jewish Haiku

Four thousand years of Hebrew
and still no word for 'tact'.
So who needs it?

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