I am overwhelmed
by the abundance
in my poverty;
the riches that I find
by Michael Shepherd
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23 Sep 2005 05:45
This reminds me of Rilke's voice in 'Letters to a Young Poet'. It could use a little tightening where it starys a little into the cliche, but it has great possiblities.
23 Sep 2005 04:58
Michael, it seems we have had many poems lately with paradox. This is the ultimate in each, carefully-written stanza. My favorite is the fourth stanza, but the others build to it. Thanks for this. Raynette
23 Sep 2005 02:20
That's really amusing, JC - I felt exactly the opposite! But thanks!
23 Sep 2005 01:38
Beautiful Michael...Loved it! Don't judge the book by its cover....Nice!
THE LAST REMNANT OF SANITY BIDS YOU ADIEU
23 Sep 2005 01:15
Michael. Michael. Michael. This is the loveliest poem ever! I know Rilke is smiling right now.
23 Sep 2005 01:04
Nice going, Michael! ! We could all use a bit of this wisdom-remember to see past the illusions!