Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

Michael Shepherd Poems

961. In Answer To Your E-Mail... 7/15/2005
962. 0232 That Spider 9/26/2004
963. 0363 Poem For The Po-Faced 10/5/2005
964. 0374 Seasonal Greetings To... 12/4/2005
965. 0408 The Phoenix Museum 9/26/2004
966. 0213 Late Night Reverie 4/14/2005
967. Poetic Swedes In Outer Space Sensation 11/18/2004
968. 0336 Japanese Silk Print 5/24/2005
969. 0011 Senior Shitizen Or, Old Age 8/16/2006
970. 0168letter To A Troubled Youngster 12/30/2005
971. 0003 Reborn Metaphor 10/6/2006
972. 0011 Chet Baker Sings And Plays: A Homage 10/16/2006
973. 0017 Suppose It Said.. 10/24/2006
974. Living In The Heart's Memory 4/15/2007
975. ! ! The Praisers 4/5/2008
976. ! ! Two Cows Deconstruct Derrida 9/3/2008
977. ! ! Never Say It Is Not God 7/13/2008
978. ! ! Spring In Yoshino 2/22/2008
979. ! ! The Secret Of The Universe 2/2/2008
980. ! ! Ikon 6/18/2009
981. ! ! My Past And Future Self 6/9/2009
982. ! ! The Tale Of Emma Chissett - For Dan Dan The Betcha Man 5/19/2009
983. ! ! Nature's Rebuke; Or, What Are Words Worth? 5/10/2009
984. Pollution And Climate Change 7/6/2005
985. 0244 Trying To Write A Sonnet 8/7/2005
986. 0402 The Footballers' Bible 6/14/2006
987. ! ! A Poetic Grammar In Three Persons 11/1/2008
988. ! ! Delphi, C.430 Bce 7/21/2009
989. ! ! 'Woman -' 7/7/2009
990. ! ! Are You Offended By The Word 'Offensive'? If So.. 10/10/2009
991. ! ! You, To Whom I Am Myself 5/24/2009
992. ! ! Clothes Moth 2/16/2008
993. ! ! Antihaiku 2/22/2008
994. ! ! The Wisdom Of A Strifetime 3/16/2008
995. ! ! Consumed By Love 3/8/2008
996. ! The One Who Simply Looks 12/28/2007
997. ! Threats And Opportunities 12/5/2007
998. ! God And Michelangelo Paint A Ceiling 10/23/2007
999. Samuel And Harold Discuss Ovid's Dictum 7/20/2006
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...


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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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