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! ! A Rich Interior Life With Style - Poem by Michael Shepherd

I would live in that sort of space
if would were could.

Instead, I take off my shoes at the door,
feel my bare toes on the polished woodwork,

settle into the chair, take out
the big square book entitled ‘Japanese Style’,
and with the contented sigh of one
who knows that solitude is
a status symbol in Japan,

give the body a rest, while the mind,
with its clever skills, no sweat,
as into a loose cotton robe,
feeling the air against the skin,
slips easily into two dimensions
contemplating three-dimensional space;
lives in these mindful geometries,
and feels a million yen;

goes to bed refreshed,
wondering whether waking up
a Japanese would be acceptable.

Maybe I’ll write a poem,

‘This quiet Spring evening
I sit in solitude
and love the unseen passers-by’

and take it to the calligrapher’s shop,
hang it outside the front door
for no-one to read
but all to see -

for in solitude, all is possible.


Comments about ! ! A Rich Interior Life With Style by Michael Shepherd

  • Rookie - 33 Points Fay Slimm (9/6/2008 10:43:00 AM)

    If would were could - what an innovative opening stanza. Love it all. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Alison Cassidy (2/7/2008 6:22:00 PM)

    You invite the reader into your mind - a rather nice place to be, it seems to me. love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Tai Chi Italy (2/4/2008 8:03:00 AM)

    oh I do so agree Michael, and solitude is such a precious thing to the poet, essential, but not too much....a beautiful read. Smiling at you contentedness, Tai (Report) Reply

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Poems About Solitude

  1. 1. ! ! A Rich Interior Life With Style , Michael Shepherd
  2. 2. Reality Of Life... , veeraiyah subbulakshmi
  3. 3. In The Solitude Of Prayer , JAMES T. ADAIR
  4. 4. My Solitude , ice johnson
  5. 5. (nasa Endeavour) They Came Home. , Craig Anderson
  6. 6. Thoughts And Dreams , Adrian Cox
  7. 7. Parting From Wang Wei , Meng Haoran
  8. 8. I Do Not Take Pride About My Loneliness , RIC S. BASTASA
  9. 9. Desire Of My Heart , ramesh rai
  10. 10. Solitude , Diana van den Berg
  11. 11. ! ...Death , Seema Aarella
  12. 12. Poetry And Music , Gordon Tseng
  13. 13. Exordium , George Cabot Lodge
  14. 14. Fires In Illinois , John James Piatt
  15. 15. Not Understood By Anyone , Irvan Hermawan Saichu
  16. 16. Loneliness Is Not Solitude , DEEPAK KUMAR PATTANAYAK
  17. 17. A Little Walk , David Harris
  18. 18. Let Me Be Me [a Search For Solitude] , Om Chawla
  19. 19. We Drank The Sadness , ENRIQUE ALBERTO HURTADO MINO ..
  20. 20. On A Selfless Path! , SALINI NAIR
  21. 21. Solitude Is Not Loneliness , David Harris
  22. 22. Solitude , Audrey Heller
  23. 23. And To Believe - (Cycle - Poetry For My.. , Dagmara Anna AuraDagimar
  24. 24. Haiku - Winter Solitude , john tiong chunghoo
  25. 25. No One Seems To Care , David Harris
  26. 26. Small Poems # 20 , JOE POEWHIT
  27. 27. Silence And Solitude , Shagun Khera
  28. 28. It Is So Hard To Be Alone , Rani Turton
  29. 29. A Prison Of Solitude , Matthew Holloway
  30. 30. Will I Make It? , Bantu Ngcephe
  31. 31. Remembrance , Tribhawan Kaul
  32. 32. A Poet Until 21st Century , Nyein Way
  33. 33. A Heart Chanced , Matthew Holloway
  34. 34. In My Own Chosen Solitude.... , RIC S. BASTASA
  35. 35. Beginning Anew , RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  36. 36. Address That Any Way You Wish , Lawrence S. Pertillar
  37. 37. Haiku #86 Snow Fall , Dorothy (Alves) Holmes
  38. 38. Lonely Words , Mike poet
  39. 39. Solitude , Jay P Narain
  40. 40. Solitude , Asokan Suppiah
  41. 41. Solitude , TariniKinkar Das
  42. 42. Modify As Needed , Bullion Grey
  43. 43. The Hermit , Madam Anonymous
  44. 44. Solitude , Sarvesh Kulkarni
  45. 45. Solitude , Namrata Nath
  46. 46. The Search After Happiness. A Pastoral D.. , Hannah More
  47. 47. Solitude (Haiku) , Juan Olivarez
  48. 48. Scar On Your Left Arm... , RIC S. BASTASA
  49. 49. Without Dear Blue , Framarz Bagheri
  50. 50. A World To A Judge , Atef Ayadi
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