Michael Shepherd

(8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

Poems of Michael Shepherd

1. ! 'Great Write...' - great reader! 8/17/2006
2. ! l o n e l y 1/16/2007
3. ! S I N 10/25/2007
4. ! 11.11.: TO THE FALLEN 11/10/2004
5. ! A grief ago 3/4/2005
6. ! A novel situation 2/13/2005
7. ! A Platonic Reminiscence of a Great Lady 2/12/2006
8. ! A poem for Samuel 1/28/2005
9. ! A Poet 10/8/2006
10. ! A spiral scratched into an ancient Irish gravestone 2/3/2007
11. ! A Wish 1/29/2005
12. ! A Zimbabwean asks a question 6/5/2005
13. ! An angry poem about peace 3/16/2005
14. ! An offering of bliss to you 2/17/2005
15. ! And Angels 7/11/2007
16. ! Baby love, maybe love 1/12/2006
17. ! C o n t e n t m e n t 10/6/2006
18. ! Call that ****ing poetry? 11/17/2004
19. ! Daughter 10/27/2006
20. ! e n t h u s i a s m 3/7/2007

Sonnet and Sonata

May sonnet ever match sonata form?
whose opening movement catches restless mind;
whose new and ever-fresh harmonious sound
puts spark in eye and ear, and feet on ground;

then, slower movement, drawing us to still peace,
takes mind within to where all movements cease;
murmuring all that inner nature knows,
restoring to our self its true repose.

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