Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

Michael Shepherd Poems

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

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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