Let us take the river
path near Fall Hill.
There we will negotiate
an outcrop with its silvered
initials & other bits of graffiti,
all the way to the broken edge
that overlooks the bend,
& hold hands until
we can no longer tell
where the river ends.
In 1972, the third Sunday of June was declared Father’s Day, a national celebration of fathers. In honor of the holiday, browse our selection of poems for and about fathers. For more, browse poems about fathers in the themes menu.
|2016||His Morning Meditations||Jay Parini|
|2015||Reading to My Father||Jorie Graham|
|2015||All the Thoughts at a Football Game||Juan Felipe Herrera|
|2015||Living Room||David Yezzi|
|2014||Toy Cloud||Nathan Hoks|
|2014||Auld Lang Syne||Jennifer L. Knox|
|2011||The Trouble Ball [excerpt]||Martín Espada|
|2010||Shaving Your Father's Face||Michael Dickman|