The Eyes of My Father


“The Eyes of My Father”

A young man (well, about my age!) asked me to write a poem as a remembrance of his father, a World War II veteran who had died about 25 years prior.  The father had fought in the war, loved to fish, owned a restaurant, and loved to take home movies of his family.  I was given three photographs of the father, and I tried to come up with something for one of them.  Then, we decided to use all of them. This actually created a larger piece than we usually would do, but with the double gold matting around the photos, I think it turned out very well, both in terms of aesthetics and content.  And, it captured the essence of a wonderful man who loved his family!  To read more about this poem and how it came about, click here.

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The Eyes of My Father

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