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! In The Spirit Of Rumi - 71 - In Praise Of Metaphor - Poem by Michael Shepherd

It’s not a playground where
you run around shouting
without noticing whether
there’s a listener

or a playgroup where
there’s paper, paste, scissors,
all over the place,
thoughts pasted on thoughts,
without noticing anyone else

no, it’s some specific calling,
saying, see that far-off other?
we’re related; see us as together,
your surprise may tell you
about that vastness –

maybe, awe, wonder, beauty,
wisdom, truth…goodness…

so treat me, metaphor,
as if god’s priest:
respectfully, sparingly, carefully;
as you would look at twins,
each sleeping, but holding hands;

love requires that


Comments about ! In The Spirit Of Rumi - 71 - In Praise Of Metaphor by Michael Shepherd

  • Rookie Patrick Toland (10/2/2007 9:24:00 AM)

    This is excellent Michael - human, humble and attentive - reminds of that poem that suggests everything will come to an end, when we have compared every thing to everything else. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Angela Barker (10/2/2007 9:10:00 AM)

    What a beautiful poem. I loved the imagery and use of metaphors. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Metaphor

  1. 1. ! In The Spirit Of Rumi - 71 - In Praise.. , Michael Shepherd
  2. 2. Sound As A Bench , Michael Pruchnicki
  3. 3. Romancing The Poverty Of Other People , RIC S. BASTASA
  4. 4. Easter Parable , Angelina Pandian
  5. 5. Seven Steps Poem 七 步 ť.. , Rachel Gao
  6. 6. Onomatopoeia Of Gloom , Alyssa Anne Sunico
  7. 7. This Is All I Am/ These Simple Lines , Shalom Freedman
  8. 8. My Crime , Cynthia BuhainBaello
  9. 9. The Poem Is The Metaphor/ Hidden Or Not , Shalom Freedman
  10. 10. Metaheart Xx Change Heart Xx Xxx .. , Lee Mack
  11. 11. 36 , RIC S. BASTASA
  12. 12. Poetless , Craig Anderson
  13. 13. Hardest To Forgive , Masiela Lusha
  14. 14. The Gardener's Curse , William F Dougherty
  15. 15. 2008: I'Ve Got News For You , Tom J. Mariani
  16. 16. A Broken Heart , RIC S. BASTASA
  17. 17. Sometime Love Is Metaphor... , (brief renderings) Joe Fazio
  18. 18. The Cardiologist-Surgeon , RIC S. BASTASA
  19. 19. Bow And Arrow , RIC S. BASTASA
  20. 20. The Room As A Metaphor , RIC S. BASTASA
  21. 21. Recipe For A Poem , John Silkstone
  22. 22. Poet You'Re Suffering From 'Metaphor' , Cecelia GrantPeters
  23. 23. Intelligent Metaphor , Edward Kofi Louis
  24. 24. God As Metaphor , Fred Babbin
  25. 25. My Poem Is A Forgettable Poem , Shalom Freedman
  26. 26. For A Friend Who Lived Only For A Short .. , RIC S. BASTASA
  27. 27. Irony Is The Last Refuge , Shalom Freedman
  28. 28. Delicate Goodbye , Joseph Narusiewicz
  29. 29. Emily Dickinson , Adam Sobh
  30. 30. The Nursing Home , E. M. Schorb
  31. 31. Hiding Emotion In Metaphors , Audrey Marie Kay
  32. 32. Silence , Alfred Ramos
  33. 33. Real Poem (Personal Statement) , Rachel Zucker
  34. 34. The World Needs Poems , Shalom Freedman
  35. 35. Our Wish...... , RIC S. BASTASA
  36. 36. Rorsharch’s Test , RIC S. BASTASA
  37. 37. Noise Seeping Into The Silence , Patrick White
  38. 38. The Happy Child Of God , RIC S. BASTASA
  39. 39. Berserk , Windsor Guadalupe Jr
  40. 40. A Metaphor , vince gullaci
  41. 41. Inferior To You (A Poem To Emily Dickins.. , Shalom Freedman
  42. 42. Bird Pursues A Bee , gershon hepner
  43. 43. Not Interested In The Brand Name Of Your.. , Patrick White
  44. 44. 'P' Is For Therapy , Fred Babbin
  45. 45. Be Like Wind Ever Watchful... , Mark Heathcote
  46. 46. You And I , Nassy Fesharaki
  47. 47. Patterned Discourse , Terence George Craddock (Spe ..
  48. 48. The Capacity To Change , RIC S. BASTASA
  49. 49. Music In The Words , David Harris
  50. 50. Charles Bukowski Broken Bottle , Is It Poetry
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