Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

! ! Heartsong, Heart's Dance - Poem by Michael Shepherd

In silence, every song that’s sung
is as a wheatgrain in the hand;
known in wonder, love and awe;
its essence more than human sound;

in stillness, every joyful dance
is summed as if in perfect prayer;
though every muscle yearns to praise,
unmoving; more than mind in air;

silence sings and stillness dances
in the freedom of the heart;
self, content to be the watcher;
loving each and every part.


Comments about ! ! Heartsong, Heart's Dance by Michael Shepherd

  • john tiong chunghoojohn tiong chunghoo (10/5/2008 6:52:00 AM)

    lovely gem to crown the heart mike. (Report)Reply

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  • Danny Reynolds (10/4/2008 9:23:00 AM)

    In silence, every song that’s sung
    the lyrics as the larynx rests
    before the singing has begun
    we wonder as it manifests.....
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 4, 2008



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