Thursday, May 22, 2014

Poem of the Day: "Another Poem on My Daughter’s Birthday" by Craig Morgan Teicher

"Another Poem on My Daughter’s Birthday" by Craig Morgan Teicher is the Songs of Eretz Poem of the Day and the offering from Poets.org's Poem-A-Day for May 22, 2014.  A link to the poem may be found here:  http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/another-poem-my-daughter’s-birthday?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Poem-a-Day++May+22+2014&utm_content=Poem-a-Day++May+22+2014+CID_f6269dbac37b016e0064576684c1ab4b&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software&utm_term=Another%20Poem%20on%20My%20Daughters%20Birthday.

Craig Morgan Teicher's poems have appeared in many prestigious serials.  He lives in Brooklyn.  Reference to this and additional biographical information may be found here:  http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/craig-morgan-teicher#poet.

"Another Poem" is arranged as four quatrains divided by a couplet.  The rhythm has a gentle lilt to it, not unlike that of a lullaby.  Many words in the poem begin with the letter "s," resulting in many a soft susurrus throughout the poem.  The theme is sentimental, but, speaking as the father of a little girl, entirely appropriate.

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