Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

Michael Shepherd Poems

241. ! ! Godliness 7/17/2009
242. ! ! Teacher As Healer: An Observation 7/26/2009
243. ! ! What She Told Me 7/28/2009
244. ! ! Monastery 7/29/2009
245. Hacker Hero 8/1/2009
246. ! ! The Harvest Of The Mind 8/3/2009
247. Autobiography In The Hanquerian Style 8/3/2009
248. ! ! For... They'Ll Know Who They Are 8/4/2009
249. ! ! Panchadasi Chapter Two 8/9/2009
250. ! ! Parents (Like, Who Needs Them?) 8/19/2009
251. ! ! A R K 8/27/2009
252. ! ! Meeting Brahman On Equal Terms 9/10/2009
253. ! ! On Looking Into A Cot 8/31/2009
254. ! ! Talking Hawking Meeting Dawkins 9/19/2009
255. ! ! The Place Between 10/10/2009
256. ! ! Bier Is Rest 10/26/2009
257. Rudagi's Wine Song 10/26/2009
258. For Rilke 10/29/2009
259. ! ! Seasonal Jangle Jingle 11/10/2009
260. ! ! Cloud Of Unknowing 11/13/2009
261. ! ! S P L E N D O U R 11/13/2009
262. ! ! S E L F' ' S G R A C E 12/12/2009
263. ! ! For Those In Mind 12/12/2009
264. ! ! Sunlight On White Paint. For The New Year. 1/1/2010
265. ! ! Who's First To Bat? 1/3/2010
266. ! ! In Praise Of Ignorance 1/10/2010
267. ! ! In Praise Of A Fellow Poet 1/12/2010
268. ! ! Three Of Them 12/22/2009
269. ! ! Dreaming Reality 2/14/2010
270. ! ! Universe At Finger-Tip 2/18/2010
271. ! ! In Memory Of George Herbert. For Fay. 2/19/2010
272. Elegy On A Marriage 4/28/2006
273. 0131 A Quiet Word About Peace 6/27/2006
274. 0140 André Agassi 7/1/2006
275. U N I C O R N 1 5 7/5/2006
276. ! In The Spirit Of Rumi 4 3/22/2007
277. In The Spirit Of Rumi - 15 4/4/2007
278. In The Spirit Of Rumi-16 4/10/2007
279. In The Spirit Of Rumi-19 4/15/2007
280. In The Spirit Of Rumi 32-The Garden 5/2/2007

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...

    Lare

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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)

    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

Ratting On The Ratings

They've been at
my stats!

it's taken them weeks,
the stupid geeks

I've gone from nine or ten
back then

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