Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

0137 Around Botticelli's Primavera - For E E Cummings - Poem by Michael Shepherd

so the blue-with-cold wind came from

onto the country-awkward girl who spoke florally with

stepping easter-dressed towards

while Cupid aimed an arrow without

and hit Chastity of course since

while Apollo reached with his wand for

and the clouds revealed

while the golden apples waited with

and all the while Love for

in the centre of the merry-go-round when

all lovers love to

looking modestly not mary-blue as if

extended a toe delicately in a dance describing how

the blue-with-cold wind came from


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, July 14, 2006


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