Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

Michael Shepherd Poems

321. 0037 To, For, Sheila W. 8/11/2006
322. 0031 Ted And Sylvia Meet The Marriage Counsellor 7/19/2006
323. 0323 God Removes In Mysteriousways 5/8/2006
324. 0012 Summer E E Cummings In 5/9/2006
325. 0223s O M M E + 9 0 7/1/2006
326. 0160 Happy Poem For Danny 5/23/2006
327. Arjji 2/17/2010
328. ! ! Oneliness 9/2/2009
329. ! ! Sufi 8/7/2009
330. ! ! Surgery 10/29/2009
331. These Poems 10/26/2009
332. In The Spirit Of Rumi,31-The Swan 5/2/2007
333. Time, Perhaps 7/7/2007
334. Oh Lord... 4/10/2007
335. In The Spirit Of Rumi-13 3/30/2007
336. In The Spirit Of Rumi-1 3/21/2007
337. A Quiet Rap For Poetry Teachers 3/1/2007
338. Through A Glass Darkly 3/10/2007
339. 0016 Immortalised - A Not Quaiku 10/6/2006
340. ! A Thought From Isaac Of Nineveh 12/19/2007
341. What Awaits 4/2/2007
342. November 28,2007 Is The International Day Of Stillness: A Poem For The Day 11/28/2007
343. I Read Psalm 30 10/16/2007
344. Doris Lessing 10/16/2007
345. ! I Eager For You 10/7/2007
346. America's Pumpkin Shortage-For Ted 10/10/2007
347. ! Being Human Has Its Side Effects (Read The Small Print) 9/23/2007
348. Poets Are Holy Hypocrites 8/10/2007
349. There's Hope For Hypocrites... 8/25/2007
350. Sculptor Under Tree (Zimbabwe) 7/1/2005
351. ! ! To Holy Russia 10/21/2008
352. ! ! In The Empty Studio 9/13/2008
353. ! ! Heartsong, Heart's Dance 10/4/2008
354. ! ! Patanjali - For Alison 11/2/2008
355. ! ! Just There 4/14/2009
356. ! ! What The Stone Said 5/14/2009
357. ! ! T H I S... 5/17/2009
358. ! ! Saying The Unspeakable 6/4/2009
359. Wimbledon's Unsung Hero 7/1/2009
360. Yogi Post-It To William Carlos Williams 6/22/2009

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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