Theodore Roethke, "My Papa's Waltz" from Collected Poems of Theodore
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My Papa's Waltz by Theodore Roethke. .The whiskey on your breath Could make
a small boy dizzy But I hung on like death Such waltzing was not easy.
Theodore Roethke. My Papa's Waltz. Here's a poem by a Michigan lad, Theodore
Roethke, whose father ran a nursery and greenhouse business in Saginaw.
On May 5, 1908, Theodore Roethke was born in Saginaw, Michigan. As a child,
he spent much time in the greenhouse owned by his father and uncle.
Written in the early stages of his career and counted among the "Greenhouse"
poems, Roethke's "My Papa's Waltz" certainly lacks the length and complexity of
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