Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

Dactylo-Epitrite... Got It? - Poem by Michael Shepherd

‘Dactylo-Epitrite’, Andrew,
sounded like lyric to Greeks;
Pindar, who used it, is seldom
read by our Poemhunter geeks…


(for A.K. and of course the Princeton Encyclopaedia of Poetry…)


Comments about Dactylo-Epitrite... Got It? by Michael Shepherd

  • (9/24/2005 3:31:00 PM)


    Thanks for drawing my attention to it, Andy - it's quite an attractive metre... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 20, 2005



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