Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

Michael Shepherd Poems

1401. Unicorn 3 7/27/2005
1402. 0361 Over My Dead Body.. 1/17/2006
1403. Lines To A Poet Of Middling Age 9/17/2005
1404. 0192 Abundance 9/23/2005
1405. Snow: A Haiku 3/1/2005
1406. 0380 Sonnet: Katrina To Marc 9/10/2005
1407. ! ! An Islamic Poem For The 'Art In Action' Festival 7/16/2008
1408. You Can Read Me Like A Book 9/24/2006
1409. Love Me... Who? 4/19/2005
1410. ! The Presents On The Gift List Yet Unread 12/26/2007
1411. ! Where Poems Grow 7/17/2007
1412. Trench Warfare Haiku 11/15/2005
1413. Christmas - A Despatch From The Battlefield Of The Heart 12/13/2005
1414. 0008 A Love Poem In A New Old Language 7/14/2006
1415. 0264 Toothpaste Tubes And Toilet Seats 8/6/2005
1416. In Praise Of Poetry... 2/2/2005
1417. 0427 We'D Never Have Guessed.. 2/10/2006
1418. 0050 Margaret B. 8/13/2006
1419. ! The Last Shower 1/28/2007
1420. 0318 Five 9/12/2005
1421. 0135an Informal Note To God 8/13/2005
1422. ! ! Wild Thought 2/24/2008
1423. ! ! Eh? ! 3/13/2005
1424. ! A Girdle Round The Earth - I Fly, Master! 2/1/2005
1425. 0162 Greatness 4/23/2005
1426. 0218 Paradise Known 6/24/2005
1427. ! The Eyes Of The Ikon 6/16/2007
1428. ! Wordsworth A Fortune 8/10/2007
1429. ! Orfeo 12/28/2007
1430. ! 'You Have A New Comment About Your Poem...' 11/4/2007
1431. ! The Sound Of Silence 11/29/2007
1432. 0219 People People 7/22/2005
1433. ! Not A-Mused 2/23/2005
1434. My Wife And The Other Man 1/11/2006
1435. ! ! All-American Found Poem 7/6/2008
1436. 0409 The Postman And The Dog, Or Plato's Fido 7/26/2005
1437. 0239 The Poem Said 12/25/2005
1438. 0330 How Christianity Came To Britain 5/25/2005
1439. 0010 A Day, A Meadow, A Miracle 6/16/2006
1440. 0298 Cosmetic Surgery 3/9/2005

Comments about Michael Shepherd

  • dissatified exmember (2/10/2005 12:51:00 PM)

    Good Morning Michael
    I have just read your poem... a wish/the wish......for the 4th time and still can't get the title right. In my mind that means the poem had such an impact on me that I forgot to read the Title. Something I confess is a bad habit..
    I just LOVE that poem.

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  • kenneth william snow (2/10/2005 10:16:00 AM)


    Thanks for the encouraging words. I am not one to be easily discouraged. Take care!

  • 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...


  • 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)

    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...



  • David Keig (10/17/2004 7:51:00 PM)


    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


  • 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,

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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