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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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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 love poetry and actually am a poet.

 

Here's a sample: Do tell me what you think

 

This is entitled Gods of Stone

 

Lonely dark nights you made

Many high roads and air still

Days sunny birght, no shade

I had a need only you could fill

 

You made bodies in heaven

Made rain and storm on a whim

The calm you gave to the unkown

Does it matter if I sink or swim?

 

-If you liked it, I'll post the remaining parts

 

Thank you

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