Thursday, 1 April 2010

a young man
smiling beside my mother
in the wedding photo -
the face of a father
I never really knew

Atlas Poetica No5 Spring 2010

4 comments:

Kelly M. said...

old photos are so eloquent in themselves -- silent yet something we carry and look at again and again. Wonderful!

Kristin Riggs said...

Part of your autobiography there in just a few lines. This is fantastic, Paul!

Frank Williams said...

A bitter-sweet poem, Paul - love it...

Paul Smith said...

Hi Kelly, Kristin & Frank, thank you all for your generous comments.