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.


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

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  • (10/4/2005 3:21:00 PM)

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

    Warm regards AJS
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  • (10/4/2005 1:15:00 PM)

    a very beautiful and consoling poem!

    thanks for sharing!

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  • (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.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 4, 2005

Poem Edited: Thursday, July 13, 2006

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