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To: RoosterRedux
I'm sorry for your loss. Your father no doubt considered himself blessed to have you there at his side at this time. I'm sure you do too.

A great poem, at certain times, can have real emotional power. The Thomas poem is one such. Another one is e e cummings' poem "My Father Moved Through Dooms Of Love." It too was written for the poet's father, and e e cummings always considered it to be his best poem (out of hundreds of great works). It's my favorite of his too.

It's a little on the artsy side, but it's a great tribute to the most remarkable and heroic men in our lives -- our fathers.

Sad to say, they don't make poems like these anymore.

I urge you to check it out. (But I've warned you: it's a bit artsy!) :^)

18 posted on 11/21/2012 5:49:03 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Flycatcher
I don't know about artsy...but it will take a quite a while to absorb/understand and digest.

A beautiful poem...but an encyclopedia of language and emotion.

Thanks for that poem/link and your thoughtfulness.

19 posted on 11/21/2012 6:00:52 PM PST by RoosterRedux (He will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats)
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