Michael Shepherd Today Poems

1.
! Being Today

Today is that day
not on the calendar,
as National Olfactory Day,
but far more exciting than that:
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2.
February 21 - Whose Birthday Today?

If you saw the film 'Four Weddings and a Funeral'
you'd have been moved maybe to tears
by his 'Funeral Blues';
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3.
Thought For Today

Today's Marathon Day here in London.
An unpleasant image strikes me:
suppose the journey to the Pearly Gates
looks just like the TV coverage of the marathon?
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4.
! What A Wild Wind Today

What a wild wind today
in Wimbledon Park,
80 mph they say,
mischievous, shameless,
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5.
Today A Windy Monday

Today a windy Monday,
brisk, businesslike north wind,
I would make a great altar
and pile it high as heaven
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6.
0108 Today I Read A Poem

just now, today
and for a moment, thus
forever,
the heaviness of devil-darkened thought,
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7.
! Rumi Passed By Here Today

like a blank page, then
gold dust lightly scattered over it

then a soft breeze blows it away
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8.
! ! Today

Today

(Mark it in the diary -
then throw the diary away..) :
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