Robert Peter Tristram Coffin

[Robert P. T. Coffin] (1892 - 1955 / Brunswick, Maine)

Robert Peter Tristram Coffin Poems

1. The Way To Know A Father 3/16/2016
2. The Foot of Tucksport 3/16/2016
3. Crystal Moment 7/7/2015
4. The Secret Heart 3/16/2016

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The Secret Heart

Across the years he could recall
His father one way best of all.
In the stillest hour of night
The boy awakened to a light.
Half in dreams, he was his sire
With his great hands full of fire.
The man had struck a match to see
If his son slept peacefully.
He held his palms each side the spark
His love had kindled in the dark.
His two hands were curved apart
In the semblance of a heart.
He wore, it seemed to his small son,
A bare heart on his hidden one,
A heart that gave out such a glow
No son awake could bare to know.
It showed a look upon a ...

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