! A Platonic Reminiscence Of A Great Lady Poem by Michael Shepherd

! A Platonic Reminiscence Of A Great Lady

Rating: 2.9

Someone mentioned your name yesterday
and I was silent

You loved goodness, you were goodness,
and I think goodness must have
loved you; and we,
we loved you for your goodness

You loved truth, spoke truth,
and surely the truth
loved you for loving it; and how
we loved to hear you
speaking truth

You loved beauty in
so many ways that beauty
blessed you: in movement,
in actions, in thought, in words and yes
the beauty of goodness and
the beauty of truth shone from you –
how could we not love you
beyond you?

How often in this poem to you
the word love appears
as it did
in you

Roger Cornish 20 February 2008

Again... Again....Again... Your Poetry is shining a light for me! Rogerx

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Michael Shepherd 27 December 2007

There's a story now to this poem: I wrote it of one lady who had died not long before, and sent it to another splendid lady who knew her well... the second lady was deeply moved by it, recalling how those in her own family had taught her these qualities...Not long after, she died suddenly herself. Her surviving family found the poem on her computer and her response to it, and asked me if her nephew could read it as a tribute at her funeral...which he did, superbly in heartfelt fashion, and to great effect.. what a wonderful life for a poem..

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Alison Cassidy 10 June 2006

Michael, you lucky lad. Lisa for a tutor. How important are those special mentors of our youth and what lasting impressions they leave behind. You have described her with great love and humility. Thank you. lol, Alison

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Scarborough Gypsy 18 February 2006

Yes, this is a lovely poem and I agree with Nibedita about the opening lines too. Thanks Gyp's

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not on poemhunter anymore 12 February 2006

i concur with Gina's critique. somehow you pulled it off.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 02 May 2021

Wow! This has become an Immortal Poem, I have read the history about this amazing poem, My heartiest thanks for sharing, Gog Bless you, Michael 5 Stars full for your fascinating poem

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Ashraful Musaddeq 18 September 2008

An excellent poem, love it.10 for it.

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Fay Slimm 21 August 2008

Helping us to see we can indeed love the attibutes which we are shown by beautiful people in many situations. Unforgettable piece. Love to you - you beautiful man. Thank you.

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Bob Blackwell 21 June 2008

Michael, a beautiful poem about what must have been a lovely lady, who had the qualitites we all should live by. Bob

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Tsira Goge 25 February 2008

' Someone mentioned your name yesterday and I was silent...' It is Beauty feeling, fine expressions... Kindest regards, Tsira

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Michael Shepherd

Michael Shepherd

Marton, Lancashire
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