Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

0170 Love - Poem by Michael Shepherd

Hopes die;
dreams fall;
and, subtlest stroke of all,
love sharply, cruelly, hides her face,
lives lost within the mind a space;

until one day in presence new,
love - whose love was ever true -
leaves the cold, hard, hungry heart
and plays love's everlasting part;
and once again, the wiser we...
are wild and bold again
and fools again;
so, love


Comments about 0170 Love by Michael Shepherd

  • (6/4/2007 7:45:00 PM)


    This is an amazingly beautiful poem of Love, both up and down....Kudos! ! ! marci.m. :) (Report) Reply

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  • (4/3/2005 10:16:00 AM)


    Wonderful...I feel humbled reading such marvellous poetry. I am saving all your poems in My Favourite poems and have ordered 'Awakening to Myself' from Chapters. Also, the Ficino celebratory volume is indispensable - quite brilliant. Your biography is as fascinating as your poems... (Report) Reply

  • (11/17/2004 8:06:00 AM)


    the wiser we...
    are wild and bold again
    and fools again;
    so, love ' excellent: -)
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 17, 2004

Poem Edited: Friday, July 14, 2006


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