Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

Rilke To The Young Poet - Poem by Michael Shepherd

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.


Comments about Rilke To The Young Poet by Michael Shepherd

  • (7/25/2006 11:47:00 AM)


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

    Raynette
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  • Frank 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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  • (7/25/2006 4:42:00 AM)


    I do believe that. Really interesting poem.

    Anjana
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Poem Edited: Wednesday, August 18, 2010


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