Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

! A Grief Ago - Poem by Michael Shepherd

'There is no grief
which time does not lessen
or soften' -
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Comments about ! A Grief Ago by Michael Shepherd

  • Robert Murray Smith (2/5/2017 4:19:00 AM)

    Insightful. Wonderfully crafted poem. Inspirational to a degree. (Report) Reply

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  • Virginia Helena Guarddon (2/12/2015 12:15:00 PM)

    I can relate, very nice :) (Report) Reply

  • Adeline Foster (1/10/2014 3:04:00 PM)

    Ah! A grief and then despair. Or need it be? Such questions. Such answers I, too, explore in – Eternal Grief -
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  • Okoye Charles Chukwudi (2/22/2012 2:44:00 AM)

    Very nice mr micheal....a grief ago...kudos, u r very good...

    Please i will luv for you to read a few of my poems...esp do not despair at the death of the light....
    And leave a comment/criticism too i will appreciate it...thanks for sharing
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  • (9/3/2011 9:06:00 PM)

    we are born grieving, and find our very meaning there... great poem! (Report) Reply

  • (8/12/2011 10:37:00 AM)

    Like the poem. Have a look at child in your arms.
    I wrote it for my sister.
    Best wishes

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  • Fay Slimm (8/21/2008 5:23:00 AM)

    Never say ' I grieved once', truly the memory of grief will resurrect the feel of it once again. Almost as lasting as the reference E.lizabeth Barret-Browning made to never saying 'I loved once'. There is an eternity surrounding the both.The emotion is captured in your piece most fervently. Fay. (Report) Reply

  • (5/18/2008 9:10:00 PM)

    I'll remember both the image of the bulbs and the thought. (Report) Reply

  • (5/18/2008 9:07:00 PM)

    I'm another person who liked the part about 'the bulbs... becoming at last themselves', both as poetry and as a thought to muse on. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • (2/6/2008 5:12:00 PM)

    Wow. This is really great. A departure from your earlier work from years ago, and I love it very much. The literary references are the cherry on top. Great to read you again - love, Sandra (Report) Reply

  • (12/2/2006 5:13:00 AM)

    I love the imagery, particularly in the 5th stanza. It spoke to my own recent loss. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Melvina Germain (10/14/2006 6:45:00 AM)

    Michael this is an excellent poem, very well said. Thankyou--Melvina--- (Report) Reply

  • (7/28/2006 9:46:00 AM)

    The poem entire speaks volumes but the fifth stanza is mine. Thank you so much for this graceful, grace-ful write... (Report) Reply

  • (7/17/2006 6:56:00 AM)

    You've done it again Michael Shepherd...Shown me what I know, but so much more than what I know. 'Gently, gently folded in the cupboards of the heart' tears me apart... And yet, your poem reassures me at the same time. (Report) Reply

  • (7/3/2006 7:37:00 AM)

    i haven' t read a more beautiful poem on poethunter....emmm...nor in any book...i havent read much...but from what i have...this one found a way into my mind and heart...stirred up some old grief maybe...can you believe it? ...i read it 4 times...and loved it more each time i read it...thank you for the feeling you generated...love...nalini (Report) Reply

  • (6/22/2006 6:59:00 PM)

    One word - stunning! (Report) Reply

  • (5/20/2006 12:19:00 PM)

    Wow....you did it, Michael....I am speechless. (Report) Reply

  • (5/17/2006 4:26:00 AM)

    What a beautiful poem. I wish I could also fold my grief neatly and store it away for future reference, but without grief (Report) Reply

  • (2/17/2006 7:43:00 AM)

    you've expressed what grief is for me. beautiful beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • (2/8/2006 1:06:00 PM)

    A 19th century Russian poet once wrote about 'light sadness' ('light' as opposed to 'black' despair) . I thought it couldn't be translated. But you come very close to it when you write about the pure memory of grief. Thank you for this beautiful poem. Julia (Report) Reply

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