Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

Michael Shepherd Poems

1481. ! Unmethodical Discourse At A Café Table 8/30/2007
1482. ! The Un-Ked 12/16/2007
1483. Pour Gonzille (From The French) 12/31/2005
1484. Sicker Soccer 11/7/2005
1485. History Teaches Us... 7/14/2005
1486. 0172 Love's Nosegay 2/24/2005
1487. ! ! Aunt Jess 5/4/2005
1488. You Saw It Here First... 4/30/2005
1489. 0020 Awakening To Myself 9/3/2006
1490. ! ! The Young Poet 1/13/2010
1491. 0121 4 A.M.11 November 1918 11/11/2005
1492. You Can Read Me Like A Book 9/24/2006
1493. ! The Dark Night Of The Soul 6/28/2007
1494. 0265 Tongue 6/13/2005
1495. 0089 The Top Floor 2/18/2005
1496. 0428 What Is A Poem? 3/16/2005
1497. The Poem That Failed 8/28/2006
1498. 0311 Eternal Justice 1/29/2006
1499. 0151 Donald Rumsfeldt's Guide To Love 10/18/2005
1500. 0365 Poets And One World 5/12/2005
1501. 0092 The Signs Of Love 3/15/2005
1502. ! ! Hardware Shop 8/17/2005
1503. 0030 Boldness Be My Friend - From Goethe 11/9/2005
1504. 0037 Ode To The Patience Of A Yawning Audience 6/10/2005
1505. ! ! Winter Fun 2/26/2008
1506. ! The Ripe Pear 11/4/2007
1507. ! A Girdle Round The Earth - I Fly, Master! 2/1/2005
1508. Langston Hughes 12/25/2006
1509. ! In The Spirit Of Rumi: 55: Patience 9/9/2007
1510. Have A Good Gruntle 2/17/2005
1511. 0163 Gratitude 4/16/2005
1512. ! Massive Love Poem 11/30/2004
1513. Hair Raising 5/12/2005
1514. 0190 A Novel Fairy Story For A Poetic Multi-Faith Giftmas 12/23/2005
1515. 0015 The Couple On The Station Platform 1/22/2006
1516. ! Imagine Angels 7/14/2007
1517. 0358 One For Bill 2/23/2005
1518. 0281 A Mid-Atlantic Voice 4/3/2005
1519. 0047 Ode To The Goddess Of Punctuation 5/13/2005
1520. ! Wanksta! 2/24/2005

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...


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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)

    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

Jewish Haiku

Four thousand years of Hebrew
and still no word for 'tact'.
So who needs it?

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