Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

Michael Shepherd Poems

1001. 0362 Party To Truth 4/21/2005
1002. 0220 Poetic Justice 7/30/2005
1003. 0360 Ouch 9/23/2005
1004. 0269 The Age Of Iron - Kali Yuga 9/23/2004
1005. Unicorn 10 8/8/2005
1006. 0348 Me, Royalty And Fame 4/25/2005
1007. 0393 Veterans' Day 7/11/2005
1008. Clamour In The Forum 12/18/2005
1009. 0114 Winter Sunlight 2/8/2006
1010. Unicorn 13 12/27/2005
1011. ! P O E T S 10/23/2007
1012. ! Old Age Discovered 10/27/2007
1013. ! In The Spirit Of Rumi - 80 - Meditation 10/30/2007
1014. ! The Heroic Carrot 10/10/2007
1015. ! Name This Teddy Bear 12/1/2007
1016. ! Good V. Evil - Watch The Rematch In The Comfort Of Your Own Home! 11/23/2007
1017. ! Woman On The Underground 1/1/2007
1018. 0012 Creation? 11/21/2006
1019. 0012 S T I R R E R! 11/15/2006
1020. ! Hertes Academie (A Metaphysical Exercise) 3/15/2007
1021. 0006 If Only 8/26/2006
1022. 0124 A Dead Poet Comments On 'Comments' 6/4/2006
1023. ! ! The Wasted Landing. Thoughts From An Airport In Disarray. 4/14/2008
1024. ! ! Autumnal Thought 2/22/2008
1025. ! ! Love As Self: Self As Love 10/25/2008
1026. ! ! Annunciation 11/3/2008
1027. ! ! A Teaspoonful Of Honey Makes...(A Viveku) 11/4/2008
1028. 0004 Rilke To A Young Poet 1 9/15/2005
1029. ! Pooh Bear And Hindu Philosophy 2/7/2010
1030. Found Poem 4 7/12/2005
1031. Like That 11/26/2006
1032. ! Another Gem From Jon Haidt 10/1/2007
1033. ! Season Of Mists And Mellow Evening Class 9/16/2007
1034. ! ! The Moral Rights 4/4/2009
1035. ! Soul's Soliloquy 6/15/2007
1036. 0102 This Is A Disposable Poem 4/19/2006
1037. The One Who Wrote 3/5/2006
1038. ! A Joyful Death In Life 8/4/2007
1039. ! ! Reading The Poems Of Billy Collins 7/3/2009
1040. ! ! Another For Hanque 6/10/2009

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

Jewish Haiku

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

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