Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

0015 From The Koran, Sura 55: - Poem by Michael Shepherd

The Lord, the Merciful, has taught you this:
created you; and gave you gift of speech;
made order in the world; made plants and trees;
which blessing of the Lord would you deny?

He made the heavens; set balance in all things,
through laws which, followed, keep you close to Him,
and watches over you afresh each day;
which blessing of the Lord would you deny?

The earth, its fruits and grain and scented herbs;
salt water in the sea, yet fresh for you;
the good rewarded and the bad destroyed;
and, though you die, His majesty abides;

compassion, mercy, glory, majesty -
which blessing of the Lord would you deny?


Comments about 0015 From The Koran, Sura 55: by Michael Shepherd

  • (5/10/2005 1:15:00 AM)

    what about the terrorist do they get a mention

    paddy
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  • (5/9/2005 5:26:00 PM)

    An amazingly poetic and insightful interpretation. GS (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 9, 2005

Poem Edited: Thursday, July 13, 2006


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