Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

! ! Loving Life To The Death: Robert Capa - Poem by Michael Shepherd

Behind the lens, the eye of the photographer;
behind the eye, the observer;
behind the observer, the immortal soul:

Robert Capa shot
(as they say) five major wars
as mankind’s record
of man’s inhumanity to man.
Finally, was shot himself.

When asked for advice
by a young photographer, he said,
“Like people; and let them know it..”

And so he printed out his soul.

Comments about ! ! Loving Life To The Death: Robert Capa by Michael Shepherd

  • Gajanan Mishra (7/8/2014 5:22:00 AM)

    like people, let them know, good one. (Report) Reply

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  • (2/8/2008 9:59:00 AM)

    This poem
    lens itself
    to the subject?

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  • (2/8/2008 6:33:00 AM)

    ....Ha ha. Groan.... (Report) Reply

  • (2/8/2008 5:58:00 AM)

    What a well developed homage. I can't think of one negative thing to say about it. (Though it could have been a little more snappy?)
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Poem Submitted: Friday, February 8, 2008

Poem Edited: Thursday, June 12, 2008

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