Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

Michael Shepherd Poems

1201. Self-Respect - To The Troubled 2/9/2006
1202. 0142 Buttering Bread 5/14/2005
1203. 0396 The Almost Unknown Language 11/23/2005
1204. One For Andy 11/3/2005
1205. Thoughts On World Poetry 6/10/2005
1206. 0412 Their World 8/11/2005
1207. 0176 Letter To A Well-Known Contemporary Poet 4/3/2005
1208. 0012 The House Of Metaphor 6/29/2006
1209. First American Haiku 5/24/2005
1210. 0325 Hip Hippie Hooray 1/27/2005
1211. Website, Spider Style 9/21/2004
1212. ! In The Spirit Of Rumi - 24 4/27/2007
1213. ! Prufrock Agonistes 4/2/2007
1214. B L U E S 10/30/2006
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. ! In The Spirit Of Rumi - 27 4/28/2007
1220. ! In The Spirit Of Rumi - 26 4/28/2007
1221. ! ! The Wasted Landing - Thoughts From An Airport Strike 4/20/2005
1222. ! ! Kabir Reading 'Kabir' 7/27/2008
1223. ! ! A Sad Tale Of Consumerism 3/8/2008
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. 0012 We'Re Sorry - All Our Lines To Poemhunter Are Busy... 10/26/2006
1232. 0243 The Second Coming 8/5/2005
1233. 0015 Mrs Wordsworth Joins Poemhunter 7/17/2006
1234. 0257 When The Heart Melts 1/9/2006
1235. Ignore The Ad Above This Poem 1/13/2006
1236. Misty Pings 4/25/2007
1237. Today A Windy Monday 3/29/2007
1238. ! Meeting Mister Blake The Poet In The Strand 12/19/2006
1239. ! To Li Po (Li Bai) And Uriah 11/6/2007
1240. ! Not Quite Myself 4/20/2007

Comments about Michael Shepherd

  • 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.?

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  • 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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