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Favorite Poet?

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Found this poem today on Pinterest. It's so very moving, in fact it made me cry  :blush:  

 

Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden

 

Sundays too my father got up early
And put his clothes on in the blueblack cold,
then with cracked hands that ached
from labor in the weekday weather made
banked fires blaze. No one ever thanked him.

I'd wake and hear the cold splintering, breaking.
When the rooms were warm, he'd call,
and slowly I would rise and dress,
fearing the chronic angers of that house,

Speaking indifferently to him,
who had driven out the cold
and polished my good shoes as well.
What did I know, what did I know
of love's austere and lonely offices?

Edited by poppy

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This girl is an amazing spoken word artist.

 

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I am an English teacher, but don't really like poetry.

 

However, over time, I've found a range of different poems I enjoy teaching.

 

One would be 'Suicide in the Trenches' by Siegfried Sassoon. Another particular favourite is 'Your Dad Did What?' - the name of the poet escapes me.

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I'm naturally biased but I loved Seamus Heaney :)

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Hard to tell a favorite poet but i think i ll choose 

Constantine P. Cavafy

If you dont know him he is a Greek poet with his most known poem and translated in many languages : Ithaca

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