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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,
Mass-going feet
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

  1. 1. My Father Played The Melodeon , Patrick Kavanagh
  2. 2. Boy And Father , Carl Sandburg
  3. 3. Follow A Famous Father , Edgar Albert Guest
  4. 4. 'Tis One By One — The Father Counts , Emily Dickinson
  5. 5. Father Death Blues , Allen Ginsberg
  6. 6. To His Father , Robinson Jeffers
  7. 7. Inventing Father In Las Vegas , Lynn Emanuel
  8. 8. My Father's Hats , Mark Irwin
  9. 9. The Gift , Li-Young Lee
  10. 10. Playing Dead , Andrew Hudgins
  11. 11. Father Of A Boy Named Sue , Shel Silverstein
  12. 12. The Father Of The Predicaments , Heather McHugh
  13. 13. The Harp , Bruce Weigl
  14. 14. The Idea Of Ancestry , Etheridge Knight
  15. 15. Parents , William Morris Meredith Jr.
  16. 16. Descriptions Of Heaven And Hell , Mark Jarman
  17. 17. The Portrait , Stanley Jasspon Kunitz
  18. 18. Childhood Ideogram , Larry Levis
  19. 19. Whose Mouth Do I Speak With , Suzanne Rancourt
  20. 20. September On Jessore Road , Allen Ginsberg
  21. 21. Thank You Dad , Udiah (witness to Yah)
  22. 22. A Prayer For Dad (Memorial Day Memorial .. , Udiah (witness to Yah)
  23. 23. Thank You, Father , Mahfooz Ali
  24. 24. I Fellowed Sleep , Dylan Thomas
  25. 25. Grief Thief Of Time , Dylan Thomas
  26. 26. A Father's Love , Carmen Strawn
  27. 27. Bedtime Story , Lisel Mueller
  28. 28. Massachusetts To Virginia , John Greenleaf Whittier
  29. 29. Horatius , Thomas Babbington Macaulay
  30. 30. In Arthur's House , William Morris
  31. 31. Ode On Venice , George Gordon Byron
  32. 32. The Church Bells , Edward George Dyson
  33. 33. The Ballad Of The Children Of The Czar , Delmore Schwartz
  34. 34. A Lamentable Ballad Of The Lady's Fall. .. , Anonymous Olde English
  35. 35. Common Form , Rudyard Kipling
  36. 36. Goldilocks And Goldilocks , William Morris
  37. 37. As Ireland Wore The Green , Henry Lawson
  38. 38. Grandmother’s Teaching , Alfred Austin
  39. 39. The Iliad , Friedrich Schiller
  40. 40. On Leaving Newstead Abbey , George Gordon Byron
  41. 41. When The Bush Begins To Speak , Henry Lawson
  42. 42. Your Fathers (1985) , Max Reif
  43. 43. (((...And A Happy Fathers Day To Yo.. , Theodora (Theo) Onken
  44. 44. Song Of America , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  45. 45. The Third Monarchy, Being The Grecian, B.. , Anne Bradstreet
  46. 46. Forward , Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
  47. 47. Father & Son , David Lewis Paget
  48. 48. The Dykes , Rudyard Kipling
  49. 49. Affliction , Indira Renganathan
  50. 50. Uomo Del Mio Tempo , Salvatore Quasimodo
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