Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

Michael Shepherd Poems

961. 0363 Poem For The Po-Faced 10/5/2005
962. 0399 The Father 6/18/2005
963. That! ? Moment? ! 4/2/2005
964. 0405 The Mountain Of Truth 4/26/2005
965. 0291 Before The Fall 12/7/2004
966. 0303 Diary Of A Poem 8/25/2005
967. 0237 The Mind 6/4/2005
968. 0011 Chet Baker Sings And Plays: A Homage 10/16/2006
969. 0003 Reborn Metaphor 10/6/2006
970. 0017 Suppose It Said.. 10/24/2006
971. Living In The Heart's Memory 4/15/2007
972. 0168letter To A Troubled Youngster 12/30/2005
973. ! ! The Praisers 4/5/2008
974. ! ! Two Cows Deconstruct Derrida 9/3/2008
975. ! ! Never Say It Is Not God 7/13/2008
976. ! ! Spring In Yoshino 2/22/2008
977. ! ! The Secret Of The Universe 2/2/2008
978. ! ! My Past And Future Self 6/9/2009
979. ! ! Ikon 6/18/2009
980. ! ! The Tale Of Emma Chissett - For Dan Dan The Betcha Man 5/19/2009
981. ! ! Nature's Rebuke; Or, What Are Words Worth? 5/10/2009
982. Pollution And Climate Change 7/6/2005
983. 0244 Trying To Write A Sonnet 8/7/2005
984. 0402 The Footballers' Bible 6/14/2006
985. ! ! A Poetic Grammar In Three Persons 11/1/2008
986. ! ! Delphi, C.430 Bce 7/21/2009
987. ! ! Are You Offended By The Word 'Offensive'? If So.. 10/10/2009
988. ! ! 'Woman -' 7/7/2009
989. ! ! You, To Whom I Am Myself 5/24/2009
990. ! ! Clothes Moth 2/16/2008
991. ! ! Antihaiku 2/22/2008
992. ! ! Consumed By Love 3/8/2008
993. ! ! The Wisdom Of A Strifetime 3/16/2008
994. ! The One Who Simply Looks 12/28/2007
995. ! Threats And Opportunities 12/5/2007
996. ! God And Michelangelo Paint A Ceiling 10/23/2007
997. Samuel And Harold Discuss Ovid's Dictum 7/20/2006
998. Dear Amy 9/26/2004
999. Squirm Worm - For Cj 11/5/2004
1000. 0051 From Plotinus: Enneads 4 And 6 5/23/2005

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

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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