Happy Poetry Friday!
I’m reflecting on Father’s for Father’s Day and focusing on Father’s who are no longer with us.
In a wink the light of life is out,
But between that wink lay
a lifetime of memories…
Remembering my father and
the emotions that filled his life,
his unconditional love for
family and humanity
floats to the top and
swelled within his heart,
a love that grew deeper
as he grew older–
His eyes if deep with sorrow,
outwardly mirrored strength of character,
and pools of passionate hope.
His thoughts ever filled with
financial din, were always open
to those oppressed.
His mouth, which marveled to move loquaciously,
carried his loving voice, seeking an ever
constant connection to others.
His heart with which he felt so powerfully
the joy and pain of others, touched us all and spilled over
with a profound pulsing love towards all.
© 2019 Michelle Kogan
I think I may have shared the poetry of Li-Young Lee before or even this poem, but here it is again… He has such a sensitive way with his thoughts and words.
By Li-Young Lee
the iron sliver I thought I’d die from.
he raised above my head.
a silver tear, a tiny flame.
Read the rest of the poem here
Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there and all those remembering their Dad’s too!