Michael Shepherd

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On Modern Poetry

On the cover
of those old black hymnbooks
in those old dark churches
you can just about read
'Hymns Ancient and Modern'

As time goes by,
'ancient' gets a longer and longer history
and curiously so too
does 'modern'

Poem Submitted: Friday, August 25, 2006
Poem Edited: Saturday, August 28, 2010

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  • Sylvia Spencer (8/25/2006 11:13:00 AM)

    Michael you are so right but I cannot go through life not writing about what I see and hear. each persons talent is their own creative work wherever it be calassical or comtempary, but you have a good point here.I found your poem a masterpiece as it stands, and a wise one too.Cheers Sylvie

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  • Tara very irritated with PH injustice (8/25/2006 10:57:00 AM)

    So so true. Methinks we are now in the post-post-post-postmodern era of something. Michael, I reckon the challenge of neology for the - er - modern age should rest with you.... this piece made me think of the issue again. Well-written (naturally) . t x

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  • Danny Reynolds (8/25/2006 9:49:00 AM)

    Quite a futuristic view on this timely dilemna. All will be revealed in the credits of Rocky XXiv

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