Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

Michael Shepherd Poems

1081. 0010 Miss Elizabeth Bishop Reads At Poemhunter 3/4/2006
1082. ! ! An Earthly Miracle 1/6/2008
1083. ! The Secret Society Of The Suddenly Quiet... 12/12/2007
1084. ! ! The Quality Of Mercy (Conditions Apply) 8/29/2009
1085. ! ! Belovéd Victims Of Themself 6/11/2009
1086. ! ! Poetic Sandwich 6/7/2009
1087. ! ! Why Should I Take Your Time...? 4/9/2008
1088. Politically Incorrect Poem 6, Or, Jolie Jolie Wedding Vows Updated 8/23/2005
1089. ! Old Age Remembered 3/26/2007
1090. ! ! Mintbright Coinwords 9/30/2008
1091. ! ! Prayer Beyond Praying For 5/9/2009
1092. ! ! A Tribute To The Bbc 'Young Musician Of 2008' 5/15/2008
1093. ! ! Metaphor. 4/8/2008
1094. ! ! Being, Here, Now 8/5/2008
1095. ! ! A Great Scientist 2/3/2008
1096. ! ! Portrait Of An Unknown Woman To Herself 12/2/2009
1097. 0368 Post-Modern Irony 4/15/2005
1098. ! The Poetry Student 3/20/2007
1099. ! Sources Of Carbon Emission 7/19/2007
1100. ! One-Word Poem: 'Hallowgoodbuymas' 10/31/2007
1101. ! Txtng U Phers... 10/7/2007
1102. 0023 The Truth About Truth, Etc. 9/27/2006
1103. 0009 Favorite Poem 11/4/2006
1104. 0004 M I N D 11/6/2006
1105. 0015 On The Mental Freedom Of Old Age 9/17/2006
1106. 0029 Poet In A Wendy House 9/7/2006
1107. Rilke To The Young Poet 7/25/2006
1108. 0338 Just Couldn'T Hack It 3/18/2005
1109. 0279 Sc - Satanic Correctness 9/21/2004
1110. 0379 Species: Sonnet 190 11/14/2004
1111. Ascending Mount Fuji - A Hike-You 4/2/2005
1112. Tenworder 12/9/2005
1113. Metaphysical Weblink Love Poem 6/25/2006
1114. Lines From A Poet's Inner Landscape 6/21/2006
1115. 0169 Lines In The Sand 2/23/2006
1116. 0429 Who Doesn'T Love Greatness? 1/28/2006
1117. 0180 Let Sleeping Dogs Lie 3/11/2006
1118. 0197 Being In Mind 11/1/2005
1119. 0364 Poetry Reads; Poetry Speaks 12/28/2005
1120. 0226 Self-Hate, Self-Love 4/28/2005

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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