Fathers Day 2012

Fathers Day 2012

(for Tristan, Aidan, Ida and Oliver)

 

I would use the word “foundational”

but it’s much much more than that.

“The child is father to the man”

in so very many ways.

 

Fundament comes closer

expanding in us a sense

of ever-expanding edges

of universe and galaxies

within which everything that is,

is

 

But, personally, it’s larger,

and deeper, and wider

and exponentially more important

 

these children that father me

to fatherhood.

Giving me these things they’ve made

of me.

 

I look at them.

I long for them.

I love them.

and I marvel.

 

I come from this! I sing

these four amazing

and tremendous beings

making me their father,

 

shaping me as man,

a human,

a relationship

after all.

 

I’m not much of one for ‘truth’

but will say ‘this I believe.’

 

N Filbert 2012

 

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2 thoughts on “Fathers Day 2012

  1. You are an amazing father and person, as well as a gifted writer. All of us who know you are blessed by this combination of being. I am often struck by how the children approach you in writing, as if they understand intrinsically that they can reach you there. It’s beautiful to see the relationship developed there between each of you. It does grow and expand everyone involved. Happy Father’s Day my love!!

"A word is a bridge thrown between myself and an other - a territory shared by both" - M. Bakhtin

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