Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

0120 Child On A Swing - Poem by Michael Shepherd

higher and higher
the swing squeaking, creaking
but firm
the child laughing
testing the limits of freedom
the freedom of limits
sensing but forgetting
the firm post on which it swings
firm as a parent's love

unmoving stillness
the child swinging
both held in love

for Skadi meic Beorh

Comments about 0120 Child On A Swing by Michael Shepherd

  • (7/14/2006 1:44:00 AM)

    Thank you, Michael. There is nothing more touching than to have a poem written for oneself. I wish the blessing on everyone. (Report) Reply

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  • (4/16/2006 10:31:00 PM)

    I especially liked 'the freedom of limits, the limits of freedom.' Very visual for me. (Report) Reply

  • (4/16/2006 7:10:00 PM)

    hmmm... I like the comparison of the firm post to the parents love. Nice poem, Michael.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 16, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, July 14, 2006

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