Happy Father’s Day From Saturday Morning Blogroll

It’s unusual to find a blog that’s a tribute to a parent. Rarer still, a tribute to a parent who was a very good poet. Here’s that exceedingly rare blog: Words of My Father. Words of My Father is very simple: every few days, the son posts one of his father’s poems, poems he discovered after his father died.

I wish the son would say more about the father, who seems to have been the kind of man who wore a suit and was a business traveler like lots of other men — the kind of man who probably didn’t say very much about what he noticed and felt. Except it turns out he wrote poems.

They’re good poems. I especially like the one about the statute of Christopher Columbus. And Raisins. Some of them are funny, and some of them are a little sad. As the father says, “knowledge/is/sadness.”

If you have a chance today, stop by and tell Jonathan (the author of this blog) he’s a fine man and a good son, and then enjoy his father’s poems.

And Happy Father’s Day (yes, I know, it’s a day early!) to all you fathers out there. 

7 Responses to “Happy Father’s Day From Saturday Morning Blogroll”

  1. 1 Kevin 18 June, 2006 at 2:23 am

    From son #2, thanks for the tribute.

  2. 2 bloglily 18 June, 2006 at 7:40 am

    Hey Son #2 — You’ve really honored your dad by devoting this blog to his work, which is really evocative and fun to read. I’m sure many people would love to know more about him (including me!). But the poems themselves say quite a bit. Happy Father’s Day! Best, BL

  3. 3 Dennis Pater 18 June, 2006 at 7:39 pm

    It is a great blog
    it realy touch me
    and blolily you’ve compleety right
    Thanks son #2

  4. 4 Kevin 18 June, 2006 at 10:54 pm

    To set the record straight. Jonathan, son #3 runs the blog. I just appreciate it. Dad was a very interesting man. One of these days, I will post more about him. His writings are an interesting window.
    -Son #2

  5. 5 MyScribbles: Write-ups of an Afghan 19 June, 2006 at 12:49 am

    Happy Father’s Day. Words of My Father is one of those unique, inspiring blogs one runs into once in a long while.

  6. 6 Kevin 19 June, 2006 at 4:01 am

    Son #2 again. Jonathan did post a bit of a description of the old man, but if you want just a taste of the type humor he was known for, look at SONG OF THE POTATO, SONG OF THE PLUM and SONG OF THE SHOE, posted on May 22.

  7. 7 lisa 19 June, 2006 at 6:48 am

    what wonderful poems. too bad we only get to read them when he’s gone. Like any artist I guess

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