Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

! Tolstoy On Love - Poem by Michael Shepherd

Love is life. Life is love.
Everything I understand,
I understand only because
I love.

Everything is,
everything exists
only because
I love.

Everything is united by
love alone.

Love is God
and to die means
that I, a particle of love,
shall return to Love itself, whole and complete,
the eternal source of Love itself.


Comments about ! Tolstoy On Love by Michael Shepherd

  • (10/21/2006 10:04:00 AM)


    That IS Tolstoy. I find myself liking him more - you put it so gently. t x (Report) Reply

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  • (10/21/2006 9:07:00 AM)


    Sweet, they say... Tolstoy was an old toughie who reached these words through a fierce life... maybe he'll come back as a woman novelist? (Report) Reply

  • (11/3/2005 5:00:00 AM)


    That Tolstoy was a woman then? lol Clever and very sweet write. 10 from me. Grinning Tai (Report) Reply

  • (10/24/2005 3:34:00 PM)


    ahhh...so sweet....Michael....yes, I can, on occasion, handle sweetness. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 24, 2005

Poem Edited: Friday, October 5, 2007


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