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Sunday Scribblings #191: The Best Poems for Dad Everyday

It has been a while since I scribbled on Sundays and while it might be late to post it for father’s day, according to various online sites, the whole third week of June following Father’s Day is Universal Father’s Week! So here is something for you: the best poems for father on father’s day and to celebrate dad everyday, at least the ones I loved best!! And hoping you will find one that you will consider among the best too in these.

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Sunday Scribblings #191: The Best Poems to Celebrate Dad Everyday

Poetic Sundays: The Best Poems for Dad Everyday

I have many more to share but here are a few to start with!

  • The Gift by Li-Young Lee. These lines from the poem captured my heart – ‘And I recall his hands, / two measures of tenderness / he laid against my face’
  • To My Father on His Birthday by Elizabeth Barrett Brownin
  • Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden talks of all those silent acts of love dads do everyday for their families.
  • To Her Father with Some Verses by Anne Bradstreet.
  • My Father by Ann Taylor.. these lines reminded me of my own dad – ‘Who took me from my mother’s arms, / And smiling at her soft alarms,/ Showed me the world and nature’s charms?
    / My Father.’
  • Only a Dad by Edgar Guest. Read the whole poem in the linked page but here are a few lines that show how true the lines feel about all the wonderful dads in our lives. – “Only a dad, but he gives his all / To smooth the way for his children small, / Doing, with courage stern and grim,/ The deeds that his father did for him./ This is the line that for him I pen,/ Only a dad, but the best of men.”
  • In My Father’s Kites by Allison Joseph, the poet marvels at how her dad pulled off the seemingly impossible. I especially loved these lines – “How did he make those makeshift / diamonds rise, grab ahold of the wind to sail / into sky like nothing in our neighborhood / of dented cars and stolid brick houses could?”
  • Ella Wheeler Wilcox’ Father is another heartwarming poem for dad. Check out these lines from the poem – “Then the highest earthly glory he was won, / When in pride a grown-up daughter or a son / Says ‘That’s Father.’”


On My Blog and Home Front

It has been a while since i posted consistently, and definitely a long time since I did a sunday post. So here are the posts since my last Sunday Scribblings.

This Week’s Celebrations

The Literary and Close-to-it Celebrations

  • The birthdays this week: Celia Rees on the 17th of June; the 18th of June is to celebrate Chris Van Allsburg. Come Juneteenth, we celebrate Salman Rushdie’s birthday; and the 20th is Vikram Seth’s birthday; Ian McEwan on the 21st of June; 22nd June is Dan Brown’s while June 23rd is Markus Zusak’s birthday.
  • June 19th is National Garfield the Cat Day!! (it launched on June 19, 1978)

The Foodie Celebrations

The Other Celebrations

Related Stuff

Wrapping up my Sunday Scribblings

So dear reader, this was it for this post. As always, appreciate and totally welcome your thoughts, comments, and suggestions on these scribblings on Sunday! And which of these days in this wonderful week do you plan to celebrate?

18 thoughts on “Sunday Scribblings #191: The Best Poems for Dad Everyday

  1. These are all such lovely poems. I hope you had a wonderful Father’s Day.

    And how fun, June 19th is also my birthday.

  2. Aww, I love these Dad poems! Dads are so special, and I sure do miss mine. This is such a wonderful way to honor fathers, and “My Father” by Ann Taylor is truly touching.

  3. It’s nice when you can find a poem that embodies how you feel about dad. We made cards for dad here but I wish I’d have seen this post before to add a poem. Next year!!

  4. Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden is one of my favorites, capturing the silent acts of love. Thanks for sharing these beautiful poems and for the reminder to appreciate our dads every day.

  5. Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden is beautiful and heartwarming.

    Thank you for sharing these food celebrations. It’s fun and since it’s National Onion Rings and Chocolate Eclair today. Will make sure to have some later.

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