Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

0097 The Vintage Of A Lifetime

Poem by Michael Shepherd

As some sun-ripened vineyard-owner, rich
in slow maturing wisdom gained through time,
before that noble rot of trodden grape
yields untold harvest of a well lived life-
and proud that with his daily-tended skills
he'll win a vintage he will never taste -

so I, who seek to daily tend life's yield,
distil a vintage I shall never taste.
Mayhap some pencilled notes from wisdom's root
shall grow new generation's richer fruit.

Comments about 0097 The Vintage Of A Lifetime by Michael Shepherd

  • Cj HeckCj Heck (2/8/2005 11:38:00 PM)

    Excellent work, Michael. Very well done.
    Warm regards,

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  • Rich Hanson (2/8/2005 5:30:00 PM)

    This is so impressive. I read it three times and admired it more every read.(Report)Reply

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  • Rev. Dr. A. Jacob Hassler (2/8/2005 5:22:00 PM)

    i always thought wine brought wisdom, too, or perhaps it only SEEMS that way...

    fantastic work, Michael.


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  • Sandra Osborne (2/8/2005 11:47:00 AM)

    Compact, and You reallly had the rhythem flowing. Loved the symbolism and the ending. Excellent work.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 8, 2005

Poem Edited: Thursday, July 13, 2006