Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

Michael Shepherd Poems

1361. Unicorn 11 9/5/2005
1362. Interfaith Debate 9/16/2006
1363. ! Poem For David 3/16/2007
1364. ! ! The Morning Scent Of Rosemary 1/13/2008
1365. ! The Poem That Got Away 12/15/2007
1366. ! ! The Lake Of Metaphor 5/11/2007
1367. 0235 The Close 5/5/2005
1368. ! Metamorphosis 7/13/2007
1369. ! Welcome To My Casting Couch, But Read The Small Print First 9/15/2007
1370. 0403 The Medium Is The Message 4/18/2005
1371. Loveknots 1/30/2005
1372. Things Encyclopaedias Don'T Tell You 2/10/2006
1373. 0263 Voyeur 3/14/2005
1374. 0359 One For The Inner Child 3/25/2005
1375. 0354 Not Quite War 5/19/2005
1376. Unicorn 12 9/7/2005
1377. ! What Is A Poem? (From The Chinese) 1/15/2007
1378. 0042 For Billy Collins 1/26/2006
1379. ! An Unofficial Report On Poemhunter 6/24/2007
1380. ! Gratitude Dawning 7/31/2007
1381. 0205 Front Porch Days 6/8/2005
1382. ! My Wake, My Funeral, My Celebration 4/2/2005
1383. 0084 The Quiet Room 5/19/2005
1384. 0194 A Boy's Vision 9/14/2005
1385. 0313 Every Poem's An Adventure 11/12/2005
1386. ! ! The English Teacher 5/2/2005
1387. ! Unbound Lyric, For Shirley Who Said So 4/23/2007
1388. ! The Kite The Wind Took As If A Poem 3/7/2007
1389. Relationships 8/25/2007
1390. Geoff Chaucer Reads Tom Eliot 9/18/2006
1391. ! In The Spirit Of Rumi - 67 - To Rumi 9/27/2007
1392. 0012 Bereavement 9/26/2005
1393. ! ! Pooh Bear Defines Haiku 2/22/2008
1394. In Reply To Your Irate Comment... 2/15/2005
1395. 0004 Car Boot Sales 9/27/2004
1396. ! Rumi's Silence 12/10/2007
1397. ! Zero Self-Esteem, Zero Self-Valuation 1/27/2007
1398. 0165 Ironing 3/7/2005
1399. 0164in Mind 7/24/2005
1400. Unicorn 3 7/27/2005

Comments about Michael Shepherd

  • 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

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  • 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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