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Father's Day poem
Thread poster: Kim Metzger

Kim Metzger  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 23:02
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!
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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


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Serkan Doğan  Identity Verified
Turkey
Local time: 07:02
Turkish to English
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Poem Jun 19, 2005

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

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Özden Arıkan  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 06:02
Member
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.


Regards

from a loving daughter and an envious mother


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