Michael Shepherd

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0146 Contemplation's Metaphysical - Poem by Michael Shepherd

The height and depth and length and breadth of God -
that's what is promised to contemplatives:
and God, the sphere whose centre's everywhere
and whose circumference is nowhere found:

geometry without coordinates
and integral beyond all integers,
description of the indescribable -
can this reveal the measure of godliness?

God's height: the soul, which knows but upward flight;
God's depth: the depthless deep of human heart;
God's breadth: the mind with limits beyond sight;
God's length: how long He'll wait, while we're apart;

this does but limn the sphere which yet awaits
the soul and heart and mind which contemplates.


Comments about 0146 Contemplation's Metaphysical by Michael Shepherd

  • (6/29/2006 6:17:00 PM)


    Michael, This is awesome and unfathomable but it's the process which captivates me. love, Allie XXX (Report) Reply

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  • (11/5/2005 6:35:00 PM)


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  • (11/5/2005 3:38:00 PM)


    the mind of God
    a tricky affair
    especially the part about Free Will
    and where'd evil come from
    yet your exploration gives thought
    to thought
    a fine poem
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 5, 2005

Poem Edited: Friday, July 14, 2006


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