Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

Michael Shepherd Poems

1321. 0399 The Eye Of I 4/6/2005
1322. ! ' How Can God Allow This...? ' 4/17/2007
1323. ! In The Spirit Of Rumi - 66 - The Dervish As A Doorway Turning 9/27/2007
1324. 0040 For Tara's Friends Named And Unnamed 8/4/2006
1325. ! ! In Praise Of Ego 11/4/2009
1326. Politically Incorrect Feminist Poem 1 7/28/2005
1327. ! ! Miss Piggy Regrets.. 7/19/2009
1328. ! ! An Invited Visit To An Uninvited Play 2/7/2008
1329. 0431 You Couldn'T Make It Up... I Hope... 11/15/2005
1330. 0118 Wyeth County 2/18/2005
1331. 0396 Thanks To A Poet 1/10/2006
1332. 0182 Parents (2) 1/20/2006
1333. ! Why I Call My Teddy Bear Jesus 11/30/2007
1334. ! An Ardent Wish For Others 4/12/2007
1335. ! The Eyes Of Impressionism 5/16/2007
1336. ! The Song That Mary Sang 11/4/2007
1337. 0312 Even The Best May Stumble 11/29/2005
1338. ! Prosody? 12/3/2005
1339. 0277 Rumi The Sufi Puts You Straight 3/31/2005
1340. 0161 Heaven: Thoughts From 1350 Ad/Ce 4/1/2005
1341. 0211 It Takes All Sorts 3/19/2005
1342. Grown-Ups Are Daft - A Limerick For Rh 3/20/2005
1343. Unicorn 2 7/26/2005
1344. 0294 Bless This Thy Child 5/15/2005
1345. ! Suppose A Smile. 9/22/2007
1346. ! ! Love And Loss And Love Again - A Poem For Jenny And Her Friends 9/16/2007
1347. February 21 - Whose Birthday Today? 2/21/2007
1348. 0010 Memory 10/11/2006
1349. ! ! Whose Tears? 7/18/2008
1350. ! ! The Otherness 6/21/2008
1351. ! The Ultimate Hamburger 10/12/2007
1352. ! In The Spirit Of Rumi - 14 3/19/2007
1353. ! ! Kabir Reads 'Kabir' 7/14/2008
1354. 0039 On The Morning Of Christ's Nativity 12/25/2004
1355. 0006 Weasel Words 10/4/2006
1356. ! The Sad Story Of Happiness 10/1/2007
1357. ! In The Spirit Of Rumi 53: Immersed In Poetry 9/3/2007
1358. 0158 For Fjr; Here's To Poetry 4/25/2006
1359. 0152 Ecology Needs A Fine Balance 2/20/2005
1360. 0332 How Were They To Know? 3/7/2006

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

Sonnet And Sonata

May sonnet ever match sonata form?
whose opening movement catches restless mind;
whose new and ever-fresh harmonious sound
puts spark in eye and ear, and feet on ground;

then, slower movement, drawing us to still peace,
takes mind within to where all movements cease;
murmuring all that inner nature knows,
restoring to our self its true repose.

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