Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

Michael Shepherd Poems

921. ! ! Coo Coo Coo 2/22/2008
922. ! ! C-Day Minus X 2/18/2008
923. ! ! Praying Hands 3/24/2008
924. ! ! Minutes Of A Day's Work On The Bible 11/20/2008
925. ! ! New Year Irresolution 1/1/2009
926. 0410 The Runner 1/17/2006
927. ! Rumi Was Here 11/17/2007
928. ! ! A Sonnet In Soul's Eyes 1/26/2009
929. ! ! These Three 9/14/2008
930. ! ! The Mind's Polarities 4/15/2008
931. ! ! Act One Scene One: A Wood Near Athens 2/22/2010
932. ! ! Carol For Advent 12/10/2009
933. ! Reciprosity 9/23/2007
934. ! Saint Valentine On Tough Love 1/31/2005
935. ! In The Spirit Of Rumi: 56: The Possibility Of Happiness 9/10/2007
936. ! A Buddhist Speaks: A Man Listens, Drinks 9/12/2007
937. ! Another Cliché, Er, Bites The Dust 4/16/2007
938. ! Sculpting Krishna (2) 12/6/2007
939. ! ! How To Quarrel 1/5/2008
940. ! The Monk And The Tree 12/27/2007
941. 0026 To Live In Poetry 9/14/2006
942. 0016 Fathers, Sons, And Families 11/7/2006
943. 0006 A Thankyou To A Fellow Poet 12/30/2006
944. 0137 Afternoon Love At The Lawyer's Chambers 3/30/2006
945. Enter Not, Love - For Eh 9/28/2004
946. In Answer To Your E-Mail... 7/15/2005
947. From Sengtzan (Died 606 Ad/Ce) , The Third Patriarch Of Zen 9/21/2004
948. 0074 Spider Spider... 9/22/2004
949. 0057 Strict Tempo - A Poem To Dance To 7/4/2005
950. Automne 6/18/2005
951. Mr. Edward Lear Meets The Australian Poets In Limerick 2/16/2006
952. 0212 It's Just An Age Thing 11/3/2005
953. Amen, Hot Hep Heptameter 1/3/2006
954. 0374 Seasonal Greetings To... 12/4/2005
955. 0213 Late Night Reverie 4/14/2005
956. 0336 Japanese Silk Print 5/24/2005
957. Poetic Swedes In Outer Space Sensation 11/18/2004
958. 0408 The Phoenix Museum 9/26/2004
959. 0011 Senior Shitizen Or, Old Age 8/16/2006
960. 0232 That Spider 9/26/2004

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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