Online poetry collections such as Poetry, Poem Hunter and Family Friend Poems are a helpful resource for reading poems about absent fathers. These websites offer a variety of poems, most of which are user-generated. These poems are typically from the perspective of a single mother or a child whose father is absent. Poems from the perspective of the father are less common.Know More
The Internet also provides access to a number of spoken word and slam poems that address absent fathers. Marshall Davis Jones is a slam poet who discusses his father's absence in his poem "Spelling Father," which is available to view on multiple poetry forums and video hosting sites. Many sites also feature a variety of slam and spoken word poems about single parenthood in which the speaker addresses the absent father.
Stories about absent fathers can be found in most bookstores, but poetry is more difficult to find. "The Absence Of My Father," by Lena Fields Arnold, is a book of poetry that was inspired by stories of absent fathers. Publications that address similar themes are also a valuable resource. Poems about abandonment, parenthood, the death of a loved one or growing up with a single parent may resonate with the same audience.Learn more about Poetry
One prominent work of children's poetry that features themes of sharing is Shel Silverstein's "The Giving Tree," which depicts the eponymous tree's selfless nature towards a young boy. Another piece, Elizabeth Quinn's "Give Love to the Children," communicates values of sharing love with youth.Full Answer >
Some poems about fruits and vegetables include: "Fruits and Vegetables" by Geneen Myers, "To a Field of Celery" by Alfred Hitch and "Peaches" by Hattie Howard. "Fruits and Vegetables" talks about various fruits and vegetables, "To a Field of Celery" describes a personal relationship with vegetables and "Peaches" describes how delicious and enticing peaches are.Full Answer >
An acrostic poem is a type of poem that uses a word as a subject with each line starting with a letter of the word. For instance, the word "cat" could be used as a subject for an acrostic poem. The poem could be something like cool as a cucumber, agile as could be and tiny whiskers.Full Answer >
Some poems that include synecdoche are Percy Bysshe Shelley's "Ozymandias," T.S. Eliot's "Preludes" and Robert Browning's "The Ring and the Book." Synecdoche refers to an author's use of a part to refer to a whole, or vice versa.Full Answer >