Michael Shepherd

Rookie (8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

! Withitness - Poem by Michael Shepherd

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Some people love the experimental in poetry
Poetry, in the experimental, love some people
Love poetry, experimental people. Some
Lovesome

Challenging all preconceptions
Preconceptions all challenging…
Preconceptions challenging all
All-challenging

Playing with outmoded language
Language playing outmoded
With playing language
Language-playing

But with an implicit social critique
Critique but social
An implicit but
Critique-implicit

In the spirit of post modern irony
Irony modern in spirit
Spirit in modern
Post-irony

Look Ma I can stand on my head
Stand Ma on head
Stand on my Ma I can
Can-head

All-challenging language-playing
Post-irony
Critique-implic it
Lovesome?


Comments about ! Withitness by Michael Shepherd

  • (7/6/2007 5:42:00 AM)


    Glad you went 'post irony' Michael. That took you right to the front of the field. Funny, inventive, timely, and right out there withit cool. (Report) Reply

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  • (7/6/2007 5:26:00 AM)


    My mis-spelling of 'neither' was purely in the spirit of irony! ! ! ! :) t x (Report) Reply

  • (7/6/2007 5:25:00 AM)


    M, I believe this piece brings us into post-post-post-post modernism? (And mine hasn't arrived yet) . (Niether post nor modernity) . Actually, you remind me of Richard Rorty here. 'Contingency, Irony and Solidarity' - my favourite book - but distinctly lacking the first and last. Please can you remove that tongue from your cheek and write some more? (Or leaving it there is good also) .. t xxx (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, July 6, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 19, 2011


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