Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

0257 When The Heart Melts - Poem by Michael Shepherd

some wonder times,
I read a poem here and
instantly want, because
of the love of poetry
or goodness, or truth, or beauty, or
whatever, to
live the life
of the poet who
wrote it


on reflection
that might not work out
or, I might not know
I'd exchanged lives!

at the moment I thought it
the thought was pure because
thanks to poetry
and the very human poet
our hearts were indeed
as one

(for Oscar Mireles)

Comments about 0257 When The Heart Melts by Michael Shepherd

  • Ernestine Northover (1/9/2006 1:50:00 PM)

    That's a lovely thought Michael, and I know what you mean, it's an instant joining of minds. Lovely poem.Thanks. Love Ernestine XXX (Report) Reply

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  • (1/9/2006 12:51:00 PM)

    Excellent capturing of a thought Micheal, suggesting a need to change but in a complete way. Suddenly realising the impossibity, there is a resignation to the self but a reaffirmation of love. (Report) Reply

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  • (1/9/2006 7:58:00 AM)

    This is so sensitive and introspective. I like the honesty and positive ending as well as the tension between wanting and not wanting to live the life of the other poet. (Report) Reply

  • (1/9/2006 7:32:00 AM)

    a beautiful revelation
    so well expressed
    delving into
    the secret heart
    and giving that gift
    to all
    a fine poem
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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 9, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, July 14, 2006

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