Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

Michael Shepherd Poems

161. ! ! Japanese Toilet Wall 2/22/2008
162. ! ! Duet For Heaven And Earth 2/22/2008
163. ! ! Open-Air Concert 2/22/2008
164. For An Unnamed Teacher 2/25/2008
165. ! ! A Comment On Contemporary Poetry 3/6/2008
166. ! ! The Caliph, The Craftsman And The Imam (An Ancient Tale Just Brought To Light) 3/6/2008
167. ! ! The Early Blackbird 3/7/2008
168. ! ! Whose Photos? 3/4/2008
169. ! ! Emily Dickinson Transcends 3/11/2008
170. ! ! Shaving Mirror Haiku 3/13/2008
171. ! ! To The Bible-Bashers I Just Turned Away 4/5/2008
172. ! ! The Hinterland 4/10/2008
173. ! ! Friends In Disguise - To Rilke 4/13/2008
174. To Be The Veda 6/5/2008
175. ! ! Universal Joke 7/13/2008
176. ! ! A Poem For Coleman Barks, Daniel Ladinsky And Robert Bly 7/16/2008
177. ! ! The Lotus In The Heart 7/27/2008
178. ! ! Taking Coffee 'With' Jean-Paul Sartre. 7/29/2008
179. ! ! The Fish And I Will Chat 8/1/2008
180. ! ! Diamond 8/3/2008
181. ! ! Unthinks-Balloon 8/5/2008
182. ! ! The Listening One 8/17/2008
183. My Olympics 8/19/2008
184. ! ! To Friedrich Holderlin, Poet 8/31/2008
185. ! ! Technology - A Thumbnail Tribute To Martin Heidegger 9/5/2008
186. ! ! Heidegger Questions A Japanese On Language 9/10/2008
187. ! ! A Cartesian Life Co-Odinated 9/13/2008
188. ! ! Heidegger Meets Shankara 10/25/2008
189. ! ! Is This Just To Say 10/25/2008
190. ! ! Business And Busyness 10/27/2008
191. ! ! Is 10/28/2008
192. ! ! The Five Of Pentecost - To Marsilio Ficino 11/1/2008
193. ! ! In The Beginning 11/2/2008
194. ! ! A Cummingsy Poemish In Praise Of A Poetry Seminar 11/3/2008
195. ! ! A Commonplace Day (After Thomas Hardy's Poem Of That Name) 11/9/2008
196. ! ! Studio Visit 11/14/2008
197. Poem For Godfrey 11/17/2008
198. ! ! Film Clip 11/19/2008
199. ! ! Birthright, Giftright 11/24/2008
200. ! ! To, For, Or Against An Irish Poet 11/29/2008

Comments about Michael Shepherd

  • Rev. Dr. A. Jacob Hassler (4/29/2005 2:40:00 PM)

    Michael Shepherd is an excellent poet and an even better friend. he has great taste in beer, too!

    Jake

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  • Michael Shepherd (4/8/2005 4:32:00 AM)

    He Ru, groet! Wilkomen op poemhunter... en bedankt voor gefeliciteerd met mijn verjaardag! Tot ziens... veel liefs, Michael

  • Michael Gessner (3/19/2005 2:14:00 PM)

    'A Novel Situation' is as finely spun as it gets; the language becomes the thing itself. I was switched into the scene with the exchange of the two figures in Sz.
    1, and thereafter the journey was irrevocably the reader's own. It's rare when a poem becomes the thing itself. The piece is a fascination.

  • Sandra Osborne (3/12/2005 11:42:00 PM)

    from Paul....

    Paul England (3/12/2005 1: 08: 00 AM)
    Yes you think i'm angry no i just smile
    and i live in the real world and to call me sick is
    sad you people talked ill about my dead brother
    and i fight like a mad man you asked for it
    don't sit moaning now and if micheal speaks
    that way about me behind my back then he is
    not the man i thought he was

  • Christian Eliab Ratnam (3/7/2005 9:35:00 PM)

    The poem ' A grief ago' was a beautiful piece of work. I would want to ponder on it a little more. GREAT WORK! ! !

  • kenneth william snow (3/7/2005 11:38:00 AM)

    Michael,
    I've just been perusing your poetry and I am greatly impressed. I need to set some time aside to properly absorb your witty offerings. I look forward to spending some quality time with your words and your wisdom.

    Kenneth

  • Michael Tonkin (2/23/2005 4:09:00 AM)

    Michael,
    Thank you for your words of encouragement. Yes, I remember Heath Robinson very well, I think his drawings were made by a genius, if he was not a genius he was very close to it. I have thought along the same lines as you, a series of ropes and pulleys and a kiss on my...................Oh heavenly.

  • Michael Tonkin (2/20/2005 5:46:00 AM)

    Thank you for your comments Michael, and hilarously serious is about right I think.
    Getting married when I did was such a mistake that all I can do is laugh now, although at the time it seemed, not logical but sort of sensible. Oh heck, it happened and I still can't tell you why. What a farce.

  • 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.
    Hugs
    Jan

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

    Michael,

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

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

0030 Breasts

I’ve only got to say the word…and
I can hear the male murmur murmur right now
mixed with a hurhur hurhur as of naughty boys…
suddenly lips and fingers have their vivid, hungry memories…
while ladies have their own reactions
not unaware of the murmur hurhur and the fact
that some men think they own these, ungifted, as of right…

and some of us, perforce, have memories as intimate,

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