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Father's Day: Poems for Kids


May 24, 2017


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These poems about fathers and fatherhood are appropriate for young readers.

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Afternoons” by Jorge H. Aigla
Those afternoons, the Saturdays of my tender childhood…

Victory” by Sherman Alexie
When I was twelve, I shoplifted a pair…

my father moved through dooms of love” by E. E. Cummings
my father moved through dooms of love…

from Pieces of Kate” by Eamon Grennan
Her Junior High School graduation…

A Boy and His Dad” by Edgar Guest
A boy and his dad on a fishing-trip…

Only a Dad” by Edgar Guest
Only a dad with a tired face…
Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden
Sundays too my father got up early…
All the Thoughts at a Football Game” by Juan Felipe Herrera
There are baby thoughts…

My Father’s Hats” by Mark Irwin
Sunday mornings I would reach…

The Gift” by Li-Young Lee
To pull the metal splinter from my palm…

Blood” by Naomi Shihab Nye
“A true Arab knows how to catch a fly in his hands”…
Father’s Song” by Gregory Orr
Yesterday, against admonishment…

Whose Mouth Do I Speak With” by Suzanne Rancourt
I can remember my father bringing home spruce gum…
My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke
The whiskey on your breath…

Working Late” by Louis Simpson
A light is on in my father’s study…

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