Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

0368 Post-Modern Irony

Poem by Michael Shepherd

With all the excitement of a Florentine writer around 1480
who's just heard about the new invention of printing
and has plans to use it bigtime
I'm sitting here at the PC, one of
the first generation of mature writers
who can bring to a lifetime's experience
the web's recall of every great and relevant word
recorded since the beginning of recorded time and thus
pigmies on the shoulders of giants
and what happens
the excitement's gone to my


Comments about 0368 Post-Modern Irony by Michael Shepherd

  • Andy Konisberg (4/15/2005 7:53:00 AM)

    good work...'if I can see farther, it is only because I have been stood on the shoulder of giants'...I wondered how you did it Michael, now I know.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 15, 2005

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 4, 2010