Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

0084 The Quiet Room - Poem by Michael Shepherd

Into this quiet room; with sweet relief
the sense of oneness with oneself returns;
the glorious, restless world no longer thief
through thought, of all that for that oneness yearns;

and now, in peace, outside the window shine
all life's specifics; all its passing show,
now from this peace, seen as a play divine;
all restlessness now gone; time, ever now;

and in this heavenly peace, the heart's laid bare
in all its nature, born from heaven above:
a nature that with all its all may share;
since in reality, that heart is love.

O that self-education thus might bring
to all who thirst, love's ceaseless single spring.

Comments about 0084 The Quiet Room by Michael Shepherd

  • (5/22/2005 4:36:00 AM)

    This has inspired me to write of my 'heaven overlooking the Nile'. Hope you approve. GS (Report)Reply

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  • (5/19/2005 10:58:00 AM)

    Your sonnets seem to have given birth to themselves effortlessly which is the mark of all great art! (Report)Reply

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  • (5/19/2005 7:55:00 AM)

    Another great poem, you're on a roll this morning! My 'quiet room' is my front porch. Everyone needs that escape. Sincerely, Mary (Report)Reply

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  • (5/19/2005 7:51:00 AM)

    Amen. So soothing and comforting. Thanks again Michael. GS (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 19, 2005

Poem Edited: Thursday, July 13, 2006

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