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:  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:  Additional information about Ms. Ante may be found here:

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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