Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

0399 The Eye Of I - Poem by Michael Shepherd

our deepest being is that which observes:
which watches, far beyond all forms of thought,
as hand and tool and all the senses serve
to find and make new things; or shine at sport;

which watches its own stillness in deep peace
and knows it knows, yet knows not what that is -
except that in this being is release
from all that's not; a peace akin to bliss.

There may be further being yet to be;
but in this present observation shines
a world that's fresh, and bright, and new, and free,
which fills the heart with joy, and clears the mind.

If we should doubt that we know 'self' or 'soul' -
that one, who's still, and knows 'I am', tells all.


Comments about 0399 The Eye Of I by Michael Shepherd

  • (4/6/2005 4:30:00 PM)

    Very Good metaphyical poem.Thank you Michael. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/6/2005 10:42:00 AM)

    Fine brushwork, nimble hands. you have a habit of sneaking 'that being' through but you do it in the most open, accessible way. This reminds me of one you posted the other day... (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 6, 2005

Poem Edited: Saturday, July 15, 2006


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