Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

! A Novel Situation - Poem by Michael Shepherd

She looked not unlike the anti-heroine
of her own novels
or was it the other way around?
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Comments about ! A Novel Situation by Michael Shepherd

  • (5/8/2006 2:06:00 AM)

    A sad and moving story. A woman afraid to live differently, unfulfilled, escaping to her novels, hoping to give her life a beautiful form, if not content. Wonderful write. Thank you. (Report)Reply

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  • (10/25/2005 7:31:00 AM)

    Max, I'm open to suggestions! What makes women read on from 'mousey' in her novels, like 'sharp-eyed', but which is visible in her appearance? Actually, she doesn't use her eyes on the bus - but in her writing - wow! She dresses the 'carefully thought-out underplayed chic' way Frenchwomen do...'neat'
    doesn't carry much weight...gimme the woid, Max!
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  • (6/20/2005 6:57:00 AM)

    It drew me in instantly with the promise of its descriptive details about 'her'. I wanted to know more. I was yours.
    Wasn't disappointed.
    One caveat, I'm not sure if the word 'together' quite works. It's a hippie colloquialism that should have become so much 'part of the language' by now that one could use it anywhere. But I dunno, I'm not sure it has enough meat to pull its weight.
    I'm only comfortable saying that because I loved your poem.
    Any thoughts about it?
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  • (2/13/2005 1:49:00 PM)

    Beautifully written. Loved the flow.One of your best.Thank you. (Report)Reply

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  • (2/13/2005 12:35:00 PM)

    This is the kind of poem that I can only shake my head at and say 'God, I wish I could've written that. (Report)Reply

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  • (2/13/2005 10:20:00 AM)

    You have all the ingredients I have, Lenchen - farm-fresh, dawn-picked, touched with the dew of humanity - it's all there is, the larder's empty and I don't use substitutes...not a word isn't true, sniff, sob... (Report)Reply

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  • (2/13/2005 10:10:00 AM)

    Michael, this is superb... delicious, I want more, but know that this is plated-up as it should be tasted, thank you (Report)Reply

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