! 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

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Roger Cornish 20 February 2008

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

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Neil Francis Brooks 12 February 2006

Nice words michael touched me the poem worked well

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Michael Shepherd 12 February 2006

Lisa, she was my philosophy tutor, and brought life with her.

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Nibedita Deb 12 February 2006

The emotions are simply amazing... I was captivated by the first line: 'Someone mentioned your name yesterday and I was silent' Thank you. N.D.

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Mary Nagy 12 February 2006

What a beautiful mark this lady obviously made on your life. She must've been quite a special person to leave such thoughts to come to mind with just the mention of her name. How nice. Sincerely, Mary

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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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