Sunday, June 19, 2011
(Young sharecropper and his first child, Hillside
Farm, Person County, North Carolina, 1939 by
Dorothea Lange, 1895-1965, American photographer)
Today we are celebrating Father’s Day.
The memory of my father is wrapped up in
white paper, like sandwiches taken for a day at work.
Just as a magician takes flowers and rabbits
out of his hat, he drew love from his small body,
and the rivers of his hands
overflowed with good deeds.
~ Yehuda Amichai (1924-2000), Israeli poet