Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

! ! The Inner Magnet Sings Like Flower To Bee, Like Bee To Flower - Poem by Michael Shepherd

The inner magnet sings
like flower to bee; like bee to flower -

Some traditions say, that
we all have an inner sound; which
we can train; or can leave it be..
as gold for Midas; Midas, so, for gold;

and this, it's said, calls pupil to their teacher;
teacher to their pupil; it is
that yearning to know more
that draws the two to unity;

anmd so the holy men
show no surprise to see you there
(unsure, nonplussed, and wondering..)
at their holy feet which are not theirs..
holy chicken, holy egg...

so here I sit, pen down, and silent, still,
loving this idea; asking nothing;
treasuring, now, this sound
I cannot hear as yet;
and yet, may be as loud
as pindropp silence in the heart:
the lovely sound
of listening itself.


Comments about ! ! The Inner Magnet Sings Like Flower To Bee, Like Bee To Flower by Michael Shepherd

  • Augustus Egg (10/19/2008 7:59:00 PM)

    'pin dropp silences'...that's a good one that is... (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, February 15, 2008

Poem Edited: Monday, October 20, 2008


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