Saturday, May 10, 2014

Poem of the Day: "Grandpa taught us" by Romalyn Ante

"Grandpa taught us" by Romalyn Ante is the Songs of Eretz Poem of the Day for May 10, 2014.  A link to the poem may be found here:  http://actonscottfarmpoet.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/fence-romalyn-ante.jpg.  Ms. Ante's poetry was featured in the May 2014 issue of Songs of Eretz Poetry E-zine.  Those poems and a brief bio may be found there:  http://eretzsongs.blogspot.com/p/e-zine_3.html.  Additional information about Ms. Ante may be found here:  http://ripplesoftheriver.blogspot.co.uk.

The conceit in this poem--the comparison of "three golden kernels" to fond memories (implied), patience, and love--should bring a smile to any reader.  The addition of a little ironic humor at the close of the poem humanizes the trope of the wise grandfather while still preserving its true magic.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for choosing my poem as your e-zine's poem of the day! Much appreciated, Romalyn Ante

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