Father’s Day Poems17 Jun 2006 / Paul Epps
“The Gift” by Li-Young Lee
To pull the metal splinter from my palm
my father recited a story in a low voice.
“Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden
Sundays too my father got up early
and put his clothes on in the blueblack cold
“In Dreams” by Kim Addonizio
After eighteen years there’s no real grief left
for the man who was my father.