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.
|1994||Shoulders||Naomi Shihab Nye|
|1992||My Father's Geography||Afaa Michael Weaver|
|1988||Working Late||Louis Simpson|
|1988||My Father's Love Letters (audio only)||Yusef Komunyakaa|
|1986||The Gift||Li-Young Lee|
|1966||Those Winter Sundays||Robert Hayden|
|1942||My Papa's Waltz||Theodore Roethke|
|1921||A Boy and His Dad||Edgar Guest|
|1916||Only a Dad||Edgar Guest|