Michael Shepherd

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Rilke To The Young Poet

Believe that
with your feelings
and your work
you are taking part in
that which is greatest;

the more strongly you cultivate this belief,
the more will reality
and the world
go forth from it.

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Poem Edited: Wednesday, August 18, 2010

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  • Raynette Eitel (7/25/2006 11:47:00 AM)

    I know a young poet I'm sending this to, Michael. Very well said.


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  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjrFrank James Ryan Jr...fjr (7/25/2006 5:08:00 AM)

    Ripened seeds of Wisdom, Michael...It seems no one wants to stop and savor the fruit....Just keep on push, push, pushin along....then we feel the thirst, but when we go back for the fruit...' Tis all spoiled.I'm in Marketing/Advertising and the mantra
    to go is: You're only as good as your last sale...(forget your yesterday success)
    My mantra gives the up-shots shivers...'If your last sale is good, then, hell, lets share the whole damn story with the sales team today so we can all go out tomorrow, and bring back business.Fine Penning Michael. '''''''''''''''''''''''''FRANK

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  • Anjana Aravind (7/25/2006 4:42:00 AM)

    I do believe that. Really interesting poem.


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