For My Daughter Poem by David Ignatow

For My Daughter

Rating: 3.2


When I die choose a star
and name it after me
that you may know
I have not abandoned
or forgotten you.
You were such a star to me,
following you through birth
and childhood, my hand
in your hand.

When I die
choose a star and name it
after me so that I may shine
down on you, until you join
me in darkness and silence
together.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Jasbir Chatterjee 16 April 2012

Marvellous...I shall show this poem to my daughter...

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Allison Helman 16 April 2012

Breathtaking, Fathers can seem remote as stars growing up in adulation and a bit of fear but, you always know they're there. So, maybe to name one twinkling guiding gift for father can be one twinkling guiding gift from the infinite created by Our Father. The poem is more than sentimental. It is true.

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Anil Kumar Panda 16 April 2014

very nice.a beautiful drop of dew.liked it.

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Savita Tyagi 16 April 2014

beautiful loving emotions expressed in a lovely poem. Loved it.

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people used to confuse me with his daughter-I remember them...She was lucky to have such a thoughtful dad honor her with his poem... I believe her name was 'Yadi'

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Kamiel Choi 03 October 2017

one of his weaker poems, rather cliché

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Jenny Elvy 31 March 2016

A beautiful poem, such a lovely sentiment.

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Bharati Nayak 07 August 2015

A loving father's wish to bless and guide his child as always - A lovely piece of poem.

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Birgitta Abimbola Heikka 22 April 2014

Nice poem from a father to a beloved daughter. Did not like the ending though: until you join me in darkness and silence together. Morbid.

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Michelle Claus 16 April 2014

Light and sweet, and coveys his breadth of fatherly love.

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