Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

Michael Shepherd Poems

1641. ! The Beloved Stranger 2/27/2005
1642. ! G*d Unnamed 3/30/2005
1643. ! Dear Will Shakespeare, 7/4/2005
1644. ! Anger 9/23/2004
1645. ! The First Poem By The First Poet 11/8/2005
1646. ! U N I C O R N 1 5 2/11/2007
1647. ! Call That ****ing Poetry? 11/17/2004
1648. ! Ultimate Teenage Love Poem 12/5/2004
1649. ! ! This Is A Shouting Poem 2/15/2005
1650. ! ! Impressionism In Paint, In Music, In Words 8/24/2005
1651. ! The Lake, The Fountain 10/6/2005
1652. ! C O N T E N T M E N T 10/6/2006
1653. ! Lines From The Pub 9/3/2005
1654. ! The Hallmark Of Poetry 9/14/2005
1655. ! A Tribute To President Bush From Europe 3/6/2005
1656. ! The First Bike 3/24/2005
1657. 0020 Finger Lickin' Blood 4/17/2005
1658. ! This Rose. After The Sufi. 7/21/2006
1659. ! Sonnet 59 For Dad 3/5/2005
1660. ! E N T H U S I A S M 3/7/2007
1661. ! 11.11.: To The Fallen 11/10/2004
1662. ! Tolstoy On Love 10/24/2005
1663. ! The Sound Of Cities 8/28/2005
1664. ! And Angels 7/11/2007
1665. ! Love's Pledge - From Mechthild Of Magdeburg 2/12/2005
1666. ! From The Chinese Perhaps 1/4/2005
1667. ! A Birthday Celebration 4/7/2005
1668. ! ! As Parents To Our Parents 5/16/2005
1669. ! Love And Poetry; Poetry And Love 12/10/2006
1670. ! Makeover Day 3/17/2005
1671. ! ! With A Hey And A Ho And A Txtng To-And-Fro 6/27/2006
1672. ! ! Metaphors, Similes And Stuff - Pooh Bear Explains 3/3/2005
1673. ! God! You'Re Like, Sooo Banal... 12/9/2005
1674. ! Love And Friendship 4/12/2005
1675. ! Travelling With Robert Frost 2/18/2007
1676. ! A Novel Situation 2/13/2005
1677. ! Mind Games 5/1/2005
1678. ! A Zimbabwean Asks A Question 6/5/2005
1679. ! From Kahlil Gibran On Friendship 2/24/2005
1680. ! Homage To A Not Unknown Poet 3/18/2005

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

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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