Father’s Day


A two-poem salute to fathers on this Father’s Day 2019. With poems as wonderful as these, that’s as good as twenty-one guns.   This excerpt from Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass” belongs in the wild, in air cleaned fresh by summer rain. But with no countryside excursion possible, I taped the poem to the edge […]


Poems for Father’s Day

I’m trying to get this post up quickly—too many things to get done and my daughter gets home from Cameroon today—so I’ll skip the fanfare and get right to it.   I put an assortment of poems for Father’s Day around town.  Three of the poems are fathers addressing daughters. Another poem is a father’s […]


A certain kind of father

(Poem #1437) My Father by Yehuda Amichai   The memory of my father is wrapped up in white paper, like sandwiches taken for a day at work.   Just as a magician takes towers and rabbits out of his hat, he drew love from his small body,   and the rivers of his hands overflowed […]