Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

Michael Shepherd Poems

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

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...

    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

0197 Being In Mind

Poets seek in poems, a truth that's yet to be:
to catch those glories half-formed in the mind,
those tantalising visions which we see
for fleeting seconds; fear may never find

again; yet leave a presence in the air,
the evanescent substance of a dream,
like half-remembered, half-forgotten care,
but known to be more real than they seem;

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