Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

0092 The Signs Of Love - Poem by Michael Shepherd

What are the inward signs of truest love,
beyond the smile, the kiss, the touch of hand,
that joins our actions to the heaven above;
that constant love which shall for ever stand?

I see two inward signs above all else:
the first, expansion of the bounds of mind
so that no barrier stands 'twixt that and this,
'twixt one and t'other, or 'twixt 'mine' and 'thine';

the second sign, a fine attention brought
to every single action, every need,
as if in loving care, there's but one thought
from constant heart flows into every deed;

these two - a boundless mind and ceaseless care -
pass space and time: the proof that love is here.


Comments about 0092 The Signs Of Love by Michael Shepherd

  • (3/15/2005 5:14:00 PM)

    One of your many beautiful sonnets. (Report)Reply

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  • Cj Heck (3/15/2005 7:38:00 AM)

    Ahhh, Michael, you have such a sweet tender spot within you and it's lovely to read.
    Poetic hugs,
    CJ
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  • (3/15/2005 7:26:00 AM)

    I left a message ante portas.
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  • (3/15/2005 6:50:00 AM)

    A gentle thought, beautifully expressed: -) (Report)Reply

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  • (3/15/2005 6:32:00 AM)

    Michael,

    Superb

    Rusty
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Poem Edited: Thursday, July 13, 2006


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