the sure hands
of a carpenter,
the polished grain
of Oregon pine,
the automatic way I
switch off the light when leaving a room,
the geometric folding of
on the train,
those who talk to
as if they were human,
as if they were
the cheerful scatting
of a man in his shed,
exasperation when someone goes right
to turn left,
sliced tomato on toast,
and – every morning –
in the shapes
ooh. i liked this one. sensual.
Hi Sana – I see you have posted 2 comments here – did you perhaps mean to post this comment against a different post…? (:-) )
i luv my dad too.
It’s precious to have a good relationship with your parents, Sana – glad you have a lovable Dad 🙂
Beautiful, his character shines through. Especially liked how he talks to dogs.
Thanks, Cin – sadly, dogs and we have not had the benefits of his lively conversations for some years now, but the memories are clear 🙂
You brought tears to my eyes, bb, and I like the sound of your dad, anyone who talks to dogs as human and joy-bringers is alright in my book. (shame about the shape of the toes though, hopefully not the same size? 😉 ) I feel all warm and fuzzy inside now. Lovely, lovely poem.
(Um, Green with jealousy here, 3D too? Swoon!!!!!!!)
Ha, ha – love your comment re the toes, Pen – they’re not deformed (well, I don’t think so, anyhow – it’s just that, by appearance, the feet genes I have are mostly his 🙂 )
Re 3D – get yourself to the movies, gal! 3D-JD is even more delicious!!! 😉
It’s wonderful to see our lost loved ones in the little things we do. Gone but never lost.
They’re oddly reassuring moments, aren’t they, Mark? And, yes, never lost and never forgotten 🙂
That’s beautiful, BB, and it inspires me to do the same for my Dad. Just profound. What a lovely person. Thank you.
Thanks 🙂 Dads are so precious, Kate – from snippets on your blog, it seems that you have a good relationship with yours 🙂 Mine’s gone but not forgotten.
Such beautiful words. As your friend Mark said “gone but never lost”.
Thank you, Chloe – glimpses of those who are gone pop up in the strangest places 🙂
I dig this one , Blue Bee 🙂
All the Best
Glad you enjoyed, Laz – enjoy what’s left of the weekend 🙂
this one was so nice blubee!!!…great stuff you wrote as always
Thanks, Eva – glad you enjoyed 🙂
Your Dad sounds like he was a very nice man 🙂 I’m sure he would have been chuffed that you wrote him such a wonderful poem.
Thanks, Gabrielle 🙂
What a lovely tribute
Thanks, Nursemyra 🙂
A man after my own heart, Bb. 😀
He was my hero, Adee 😀
Such a warm and descriptive tribute to a dad well-loved.
Thanks, Monica – I miss him 🙂
Visiting from Penpushers space and came across your site beautiful style of writing and some deep thought provoking words
I enjoyed my visit
A lovely space
Ian aka Emu
Hello Emu – Thanks and welcome 😀 I see you are a real romantic – a rarity these days 🙂