Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

0243 The Sonnet - Poem by Michael Shepherd

Why is this sonnet form so dear to me?
this silent cloister of the singing heart
where I may be myself in sanctity
yet meet beloved strangers there in art;

a shape like some great arch across the world
where every word has music in its sound;
a place like prayer, inner maze uncurled
to find a pattern in that measured ground;

a conversation with tomorrow's friends
of all we know but seldom talk about;
a haven in a time that never ends;
a love that's now a whisper, now a shout;

- to final couplet, falling heaven-blest
to stillness, in that space where all things rest.

Comments about 0243 The Sonnet by Michael Shepherd

  • (5/7/2006 11:40:00 AM)

    This is fine writing Michael,
    'A place like prayer, inner maze uncurled'
    very clever
    Love Duncan

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  • (4/8/2005 10:14:00 PM)

    Another masterpiece from your book. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/7/2005 10:49:00 AM)

    Michael, once again, thank you: -) (Report)Reply

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  • (4/7/2005 8:37:00 AM)

    this is one of the best pieces I've read on here by anybody, no BS, no doubt. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/7/2005 8:25:00 AM)

    Very well done, Michael. Shakespearean sonnets are so beautiful and you write them with an ease that belies their difficulty. The one you read of mine this morning is a bit older, and I've got a few more to post. Nicely penned, my friend. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/7/2005 8:06:00 AM)

    You do sonnets so well...I envy you and aspire to produce a sonnet a fraction as beautiful.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 7, 2005

Poem Edited: Friday, July 14, 2006

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