Michael Shepherd

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! What We See As...

What we see as nouns
are verbs to God…

see the water in this glass –
clear and still;

taste the water in this glass –
its sweet taste with no taste..

watch the Spring rain;
smell the earth give thanks

see the washing blowing on the line
smelling happy to be clean

see the mighty river, fierce
to reach the sea

watch the evening sea-fog roll in over the bay;
see the city washed afresh in the morning sun;

look up to the glorious theatre of clouds,
obeying water’s laws for all to watch;

know what mercy is; how it descends – appears,
as the gentle rain from heaven within;

what we see as nouns
are verbs to God

Poem Submitted: Sunday, March 18, 2007
Poem Edited: Friday, February 4, 2011

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Comments about ! What We See As... by Michael Shepherd

  • Gina Onyemaechi (3/18/2007 10:15:00 AM)

    'Theatre of clouds': wow! ! ! !

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  • Raynette Eitel (3/18/2007 8:57:00 AM)

    I like the whole idea of this poem but wish you would expand it a bit. This is both creative and holy...and opens my mind to new vistas. Nice work, Michael

    Raynette

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  • Patrick Toland (3/18/2007 7:15:00 AM)

    Theatre of clouds is good Michael - a sense of of the divine, shifting scenery

    Pat

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  • David Taylor (3/18/2007 7:00:00 AM)

    So Michael are you a noun,
    or in surrender will you be God’s verb?

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