Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

Michael Shepherd Poems

1601. ! Smile Enlargement! Free ****ing Offer! 12/19/2007
1602. ! ! Where Do You Go, Girl? 3/9/2005
1603. Excuses, Excuses... 2/4/2005
1604. 0148 Dear Jenny Joseph... 2/28/2005
1605. ! An Ancient Japanese Saying 2/18/2005
1606. ! ! Zimbabwe - An Echo 6/7/2005
1607. Temporarily Pissed-Off Poem 2/4/2006
1608. ! On His Deafness 1/21/2005
1609. ! The Professional Poet 12/26/2006
1610. ! Who Can Weigh Love? 6/14/2007
1611. Valedictory On A Failed Love-Affair 1/28/2005
1612. ! The Afterlife Of Death 1/25/2007
1613. 0007 African Child 7/2/2005
1614. 0126 A Longstanding Question 10/22/2005
1615. 0187: 1580 - Ish 3/29/2005
1616. ! ! Rilke In Rome 9/16/2005
1617. 0282 A Necessary Art 8/30/2005
1618. An Ecological Thought Eked Out 2/13/2005
1619. 0189 A Maybe Tribute To E E Cummings 3/30/2006
1620. 0243 The Sonnet 4/7/2005
1621. ! Oh To Be In England... 2/10/2005
1622. 0259 Who Am I Not? 7/21/2005
1623. ! A Question For Darwin 4/22/2005
1624. ! The Shining. For Tara. 8/2/2006
1625. 0005 Totally Boring Poem 11/14/2005
1626. 0005 Letter To A Younger Poet 9/22/2005
1627. ! ! The Poet's Significant Other - For Mary And Todd 11/3/2005
1628. ! Saint Nicholas Of Cusa On The Face Of God 3/28/2005
1629. ! Love's Perfection 3/22/2005
1630. ! Sports Day Lament. For Cj. 4/14/2005
1631. 0008 A Woman's World 12/16/2005
1632. ! Spring Afternoon 3/10/2007
1633. 0123 A Grave Judgment 2/20/2005
1634. ! To A Younger Poet 2/8/2005
1635. ! The Simple Person 1/5/2007
1636. ! Two-Dimensional Dream 4/21/2005
1637. Seeking Metaphor 4/25/2007
1638. ! Hello Ok Goodbye 2/11/2005
1639. ! S I N 10/25/2007
1640. ! The Eye Of Beauty 4/22/2005

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

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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