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My Father Played The Melodeon - Poem by Patrick Kavanagh
My father played the melodeon
Outside at our gate,
There were stars in the morning east
And they danced to his music.
Across the world bogs his melodeon called
To Lennons and Callans
As I pulled on my trousers in a hurry
I knew some strange thing had happened.
Outside in the cow-house my mother
Made the music of milking,
The light of the stable-lamp was a star
And the frost of Bethlehem made it twinkle.
A water-hen screeched in the bog,
Crunched the wafer-ice on the polt-holes -
Somebody wistfully twisted a bellow's wheel.
My child-poet picked out the letters
On Time's black stone,
In silver the wonder of a Christmas townland
The winking glitter of a frosty dawn.
Cassiopea was over
Cassidy's hanging hill.
I looked and three whin bushes rode acoss
The horizon - the Three Wise Kings.
My father played the melodeon,
My mother milked the cows
And I had a prayer like a white rose pinned
On the Virgin Mary's blouse.
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Poems About Fathers
- 51. My Father Played The Melodeon , Patrick Kavanagh
- 52. Boy And Father , Carl Sandburg
- 53. Follow A Famous Father , Edgar Albert Guest
- 54. 'Tis One By One — The Father Counts , Emily Dickinson
- 55. Father Death Blues , Allen Ginsberg
- 56. To His Father , Robinson Jeffers
- 57. Inventing Father In Las Vegas , Lynn Emanuel
- 58. My Father's Hats , Mark Irwin
- 59. The Gift , Li-Young Lee
- 60. Playing Dead , Andrew Hudgins
- 61. Father Of A Boy Named Sue , Shel Silverstein
- 62. The Father Of The Predicaments , Heather McHugh
- 63. The Harp , Bruce Weigl
- 64. The Idea Of Ancestry , Etheridge Knight
- 65. Parents , William Morris Meredith Jr.
- 66. Descriptions Of Heaven And Hell , Mark Jarman
- 67. The Portrait , Stanley Jasspon Kunitz
- 68. Childhood Ideogram , Larry Levis
- 69. Whose Mouth Do I Speak With , Suzanne Rancourt
- 70. September On Jessore Road , Allen Ginsberg
- 71. Thank You Dad , Udiah (witness to Yah)
- 72. Thank You, Father , Mahfooz Ali
- 73. A Prayer For Dad (Memorial Day Memorial .. , Udiah (witness to Yah)
- 74. I Fellowed Sleep , Dylan Thomas
- 75. A Father's Love , Carmen Strawn
- 76. Bedtime Story , Lisel Mueller
- 77. Massachusetts To Virginia , John Greenleaf Whittier
- 78. Horatius , Thomas Babbington Macaulay
- 79. The Church Bells , Edward George Dyson
- 80. In Arthur's House , William Morris
- 81. Grief Thief Of Time , Dylan Thomas
- 82. Ode On Venice , George Gordon Byron
- 83. Common Form , Rudyard Kipling
- 84. Uomo Del Mio Tempo , Salvatore Quasimodo
- 85. A Lamentable Ballad Of The Lady's Fall. .. , Anonymous Olde English
- 86. Goldilocks And Goldilocks , William Morris
- 87. As Ireland Wore The Green , Henry Lawson
- 88. The Ballad Of The Children Of The Czar , Delmore Schwartz
- 89. Grandmother’s Teaching , Alfred Austin
- 90. Song Of America , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
- 91. The Iliad , Friedrich Schiller
- 92. When The Bush Begins To Speak , Henry Lawson
- 93. Your Fathers (1985) , Max Reif
- 94. (((...And A Happy Fathers Day To Yo.. , Theodora (Theo) Onken
- 95. Father Poetry: A Fathers Tribute , Loyd C. Taylor, Sr.
- 96. The Third Monarchy, Being The Grecian, B.. , Anne Bradstreet
- 97. Forward , Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
- 98. Father & Son , David Lewis Paget
- 99. The Dykes , Rudyard Kipling
- 100. Affliction , Indira Renganathan
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