"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.
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