Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

Michael Shepherd Poems

1201. 0252 To My Elder Brothers 9/17/2005
1202. Self-Respect - To The Troubled 2/9/2006
1203. 0142 Buttering Bread 5/14/2005
1204. 0396 The Almost Unknown Language 11/23/2005
1205. Thoughts On World Poetry 6/10/2005
1206. One For Andy 11/3/2005
1207. 0012 The House Of Metaphor 6/29/2006
1208. First American Haiku 5/24/2005
1209. 0325 Hip Hippie Hooray 1/27/2005
1210. Website, Spider Style 9/21/2004
1211. 0176 Letter To A Well-Known Contemporary Poet 4/3/2005
1212. 0412 Their World 8/11/2005
1213. ! In The Spirit Of Rumi - 24 4/27/2007
1214. ! Prufrock Agonistes 4/2/2007
1215. ! Haiku For Joyce 1/29/2005
1216. 0006 Saraswati 2/28/2006
1217. 0146 Contemplation's Metaphysical 11/5/2005
1218. ! God's Notebook 1: Material Under Declassification 9/18/2007
1219. ! The Sound Of Silence 11/29/2007
1220. ! In The Spirit Of Rumi - 27 4/28/2007
1221. ! In The Spirit Of Rumi - 26 4/28/2007
1222. ! ! The Wasted Landing - Thoughts From An Airport Strike 4/20/2005
1223. ! ! Kabir Reading 'Kabir' 7/27/2008
1224. Freshen Up Your Love Poems 1/5/2005
1225. ! The Present Is A Present, So Be Present 8/1/2007
1226. ! Synecdoche 10/7/2007
1227. 0008 A Ghazal About Ghazals 11/22/2006
1228. 0007 I Thought Of Her 1/2/2007
1229. ! What A Wild Wind Today 1/18/2007
1230. 0006 Weasel Words 10/4/2006
1231. 0243 The Second Coming 8/5/2005
1232. 0257 When The Heart Melts 1/9/2006
1233. Ignore The Ad Above This Poem 1/13/2006
1234. Misty Pings 4/25/2007
1235. Today A Windy Monday 3/29/2007
1236. ! Meeting Mister Blake The Poet In The Strand 12/19/2006
1237. ! To Li Po (Li Bai) And Uriah 11/6/2007
1238. ! ! Love And Loss And Love Again - A Poem For Jenny And Her Friends 9/16/2007
1239. ! Not Quite Myself 4/20/2007
1240. 0108 Two Poems About War 6/13/2006

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Best Poem of Michael Shepherd

! Baby Love, Maybe Love

so there you are in
your pram or kiddikarria
nicely tucked up,
being talked to in that
singysongylingo
that grown-ups grow down to

when that tingylingy, like
that stoopid thingy
dangling on your cot that
doesn't do anything else
goes hissdidahdidah
and she switches her attention instantly
from who's mommy's little treasure then,
sticks this silver thing to block her ear
and starts talking to thin air

it must be either the fairies
who don't seem to be very helpful -
'oh darling don't say you forgot I
asked you specially...'
or ...

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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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