Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to the exceptional fathers we have known. A superb father is the dome of his family, its shelter and strength, its joyful and steadfast guide.

Here is art, music and poetry celebrating our fathers, living and deceased, and our abiding love for them.

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Eric Clapton - My Father's Eyes (Official Music Video)

Joseph the Carpenter - Georges de La Tour
Joseph the Carpenter – Georges de La Tour

The Gift

To pull the metal splinter from my palm
my father recited a story in a low voice.
I watched his lovely face and not the blade.
Before the story ended, he’d removed
the iron sliver I thought I’d die from.

I can’t remember the tale,
but hear his voice still, a well
of dark water, a prayer.
And I recall his hands,
two measures of tenderness
he laid against my face,
the flames of discipline
he raised above my head.

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