Mobile menu

Father's Day poem
Thread poster: Kim Metzger

Kim Metzger  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:53
German to English
Jun 19, 2005

It's Father's Day in some parts of the world. I've posted this one before, but for those of you who haven't seen it, happy Father's Day!

My Papa's Waltz

The whiskey on your breath
Could make a small boy dizzy;
But I hung on like death:
Such waltzing was not easy.

We romped until the pans
Slid from the kitchen shelf;
My mother's countenance
Could not unfrown itself.

The hand that held my wrist
Was battered on one knuckle;
At every step you missed
My right ear scraped a buckle.

You beat time on my head
With a palm caked hard by dirt,
Then waltzed me off to bed
Still clinging to your shirt.

Theodore Roethke

Direct link Reply with quote

Serkan Doğan  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:53
Turkish to English
+ ...
Poem Jun 19, 2005

Thank you for this nice poem. I'll send this to my daddy

Direct link Reply with quote

Özden Arıkan  Identity Verified
Local time: 04:53
English to Turkish
Thanks for sharing, Kim Jun 21, 2005

This is what I love best -and envy most, depending on my position at the time- about fathers: the role of the accomplice.


from a loving daughter and an envious mother

Direct link Reply with quote

To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:

You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

Father's Day poem

Advanced search

Translation news

SDL MultiTerm 2017
Guarantee a unified, consistent and high-quality translation with terminology software by the industry leaders.

SDL MultiTerm 2017 allows translators to create one central location to store and manage multilingual terminology, and with SDL MultiTerm Extract 2017 you can automatically create term lists from your existing documentation to save time.

More info »
You’re a freelance translator? helps you manage your daily translation jobs. It’s easy, fast and secure.

How about you start tracking translation jobs and sending invoices in minutes? You can also manage your clients and generate reports about your business activities. So you always keep a clear view on your planning, AND you get a free 30 day trial period!

More info »

All of
  • All of
  • Term search
  • Jobs