Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

0081 The Metaphysical Path Of Love - Poem by Michael Shepherd

Of God Himself can no man truly think;
Creator He, beyond all human thought;
yet questing intellect oft scans the brink
of what of Him may yet, in truth, be sought;

and if that questing grow to firm intent,
it clears the mind of all that blocks its path;
takes on a godly aim, all on Him bent,
and sharpens our devotion's godly dart.

And yet, though God's not thought, He may be loved;
so, leaving all those things that we can think,
take up - our mind now clear - the path of love,
and choose in love, that thing we cannot think.

God's grace: when thought surrenders all to love,
Love's bounty showers thought from heaven above.


2002


Comments about 0081 The Metaphysical Path Of Love by Michael Shepherd

  • (10/4/2005 5:17:00 PM)


    Good sonnet with depth, Michael. Loved this one. Thank you. (Report) Reply

    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (10/4/2005 3:21:00 PM)


    yes my good Sheperd this is very good almost Shakespeare like in depth

    Warm regards AJS
    (Report) Reply

  • (10/4/2005 1:15:00 PM)


    a very beautiful and consoling poem!

    thanks for sharing!

    u.
    (Report) Reply

  • (10/4/2005 1:12:00 PM)


    'God's grace when thought surrenders all to love...' such a profound statement and so true. Thanks for this lovely poem.

    Raynette
    (Report) Reply

Read all 4 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 4, 2005

Poem Edited: Thursday, July 13, 2006


Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]