Absent Father Poems


To her, the name of father was another name for love. Fanny Fern

The older I get, the smarter my father seems to get. Timothy J. Russert

Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers and fathering is a very important stage in their development. David Gottesman

If there's no relationship with a father who's absent, nobody talks about it. Charles Rangel

My father was absent and he was a hero to me. Greta Scacchi

Let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absent-minded. Someone sober will worry about events going badly. Let the lover be. Rumi

This is the sleep: being absent, being not present to the present moment, being somewhere else. Rajneesh

I believe in the gods; or rather I believe that I believe in the gods. But I don't believe that they are great brooding presences watching over us; I believe they are completely absent minded. Jean Giraudoux

Because my father was often absent on naval duty, my mother suffered me to do much as I pleased John James Audubon

When the Spirit is absent, our excuses always seem right, but in the presence of the Spirit our excuses fade away. R. T. Kendall

From you have I been absent in the spring, When proud pied April, dressed in all his trim, Hath put a spirit of youth in every thing. William Shakespeare

I see it only that thyself is here, and art and nature, hope and fate, friends, angels and the supreme being shall not be absent from the chamber where thou sittest. Ralph Waldo Emerson

This bed yawns beneath the weight of our absent selves. Maya Angelou

When a father, absent during the day, returns home at six, his children receive only his temperament, not his teaching. Robert Bly

Every boy was supposed to come into the world equipped with a father whose prime function was to be our father and show us how tobe men. He can escape us, but we can never escape him. Present or absent, dead or alive, real or imagined, our father is the main man in our masculinity. Frank Pittman

But thy eternal summer shall not fade. William Shakespeare

Let's face it.., our current [immigration control] system is like a busy intersection without a traffic cop: sure there are laws on the books, but absent enforcement, there are too many accidents. Ronald Reagan

When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot become manifest, strength cannot be exerted, wealth is useless, and reason is powerless. Herophilos

Conspicuously absent from the Ten Commandments is any obligation of parent to child. We must suppose that God felt it unnecessary to command by law what He had ensured by love. Robert Breault

I was writing poems when I was young, you know, because my father was a poet, so it was absolutely normal to follow my father. Bernardo Bertolucci



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