Sunday, June 18, 2017

FATHER, a poem

George Hussey Earle, Sr.
Original photo courtesy of Florence Earle Morrisey

HOW should I dream but you were old
     Who seemed so strangely wise?
The truth, had I the truth been told,
     Had filled me with surprise;
But now that you are gone, alas!
     Beyond Death's voiceless sea,
Still, as your birthdays come and pass,
     Younger you grow to me.
"Father" was published in The Independent (15 June 1911), The Unconquered Air (1912) and Poems (1916) Volume II.

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