11/22/2013

Those Winter Sundays














 Sundays too my father got up early
and put his clothes on in the blueblack cold,

then with cracked hands that ached
from labor in the weekday weather made
banked fires blaze. No one ever thanked him.
I’d wake and hear the cold splintering, breaking.

When the rooms were warm, he’d call,
and slowly I would rise and dress,
fearing the chronic angers of that house,
Speaking indifferently to him,

who had driven out the cold
and polished my good shoes as well.
What did I know, what did I know
of love’s austere and lonely offices?


Robert Hayden






4 σχόλια:

Sue είπε...

Bitter tenderness... Όμορφο ποίημα!

Άιναφετς είπε...

Και μια γλυκιά καληνύχτα και από μένα!

maximus είπε...

@Sue, πράγματι!

Καλές γιορτές !!

maximus είπε...

@Άιναφετς, ανταποδίδω με μια γλυκιά καλημέρα!

Να περάσετε όμορφες γιορτές!