Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

0010 Memory - Poem by Michael Shepherd

and brought back with her

the first few primroses she did not pick
tucked neat into the hedgerow

a wisp of sheepwool
caught on wire she did not touch

a dewdro p which the sun caught as she passed

rabbits who lifted softbrush ears
paused then hopped away and yet not fast

a slight breeze which did not touch the primroses
which blew the wisp of sheepwool a little for a moment

which trembled the dewdro p into colours
and yet it stayed on the grass stalk

in the night
the primroses sheltered in her and grew imperceptibly

the sheepwool almost touched her
the dewdro p joined the air around her

the rabbits slept close to her
the breeze sighed and waited outside the window

in the morning they awoke together

Comments about 0010 Memory by Michael Shepherd

  • Linda Ori (10/24/2006 4:20:00 PM)

    Charming and fairytale-like. Wonderful use of imagery - a magical piece of work.

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  • (10/12/2006 6:38:00 PM)

    a snippet of pastoral life with a sort of e e cummings feel. this is definitely painted in water colour, or maybe pastel. love, Allie xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Report)Reply

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  • (10/11/2006 11:49:00 AM)

    This is a beautifully gentle poem...from the gentle breeze to the bit of sheepwool floating about to the single dewdropp to the rabbits. It is peaceful and lovely, a memory to be treasured. (Report)Reply

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  • (10/11/2006 11:36:00 AM)

    simply beautiful!
    ..and going on my favorites list.

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  • (10/11/2006 11:27:00 AM)

    Michael, one of your best.............10 (Report)Reply

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  • (10/11/2006 10:59:00 AM)

    No skitty remarks for this Michael, just top marks for a thoughtful work.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, October 15, 2010

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