farmwork; 9-14 teacher; pro-am drama; scholarship to Oxford University to study Anglo-Saxon and English Literature; dropout; backstage Ballets de Paris; industrial journalism; midlife crisis around 25; invoice typist; bookshop assistant; art journalist; book reviewer; small book on Barbara Hepworth,1963; art critic for national newspapers and magazines 20 years; radio and television work; ... more »
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Michael Shepherd Poems
Love Love Love
Oh it's so easy to say - 'Give what you think you lack - You feel unloved? Then give love, and love, and love...'...
! A Grief Ago
'There is no grief which time does not lessen or soften' - so said Cicero, a man so often right;
! A Wish
I'd like to write - like grown-up poets do: with similes that span the universe, that sparkle, crackle, dazzle, woo the mind; and touch the heart with tender, swoony verse...
A pretty girl is like a simile and vice-a-versa so I'd say
! ! Love's Grammar Book
I love you. That's it, really. all there is to say.
! Baby Love, Maybe Love
so there you are in your pram or kiddikarria nicely tucked up, being talked to in that
! An Angry Poem About Peace
This is an angry poem. About those weasel phrases which blow like paper in the street going nowhere,
! A Poet
He — or was it she? was a child who said little but walked, endlessly, just looking
! A Platonic Reminiscence Of A Great La...
Someone mentioned your name yesterday and I was silent You loved goodness, you were goodness,
! An Offering Of Bliss To You
Your bliss is not my bliss and yet perhaps if I tell you my bliss there may be a place
and some other father at the club says, has she flown the nest yet? and it sounds so crude you don’t want to answer.
! A Poem For Samuel
Who is that man who calls you ' a nobody'? Oh, he's nobody. Who is that man who says 'You're really somebody'?
! 'Great Write...' - Great Reader!
Every poem is an invitation for the readers to use their imagination a vehicle licensed
! A Spiral Scratched Into An Ancient Ir...
A centre and an expansion a life centred expanding the force of the centre whirls a life without limit but it says
Love Love Love
Oh it's so easy to say -
'Give what you think you lack -
You feel unloved? Then give love, and love, and love...'...
On the other hand -
Do you have any better advice?