Thursday, April 10, 2014

English Poem recitation : Those Winter Sundays By Robert Hayden

High school English poem recitation : Vacation time and its time to find a good English poem for recitation for next year at high school. Came across this beautiful poem "Those Winter Sundays" By Robert Hayden

Those Winter Sundays
by Robert Hayden

Sundays too my father got up early
and put his clothes on in the blueblack cold,
then with cracked hands that ached
from labor in the weekday weather made
banked fires blaze. No one ever thanked him.

I’d wake and hear the cold splintering, breaking.
When the rooms were warm, he’d call,
and slowly I would rise and dress,
fearing the chronic angers of that house,

Speaking indifferently to him,
who had driven out the cold
and polished my good shoes as well.
What did I know, what did I know
of love’s austere and lonely offices?

About Poet : Robert Hayden (4 August 1913 – 25 February 1980) was an American poet, essayist, educator.

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