Saturday, June 14, 2008

( Dad's Coming by Winslow Homer 1873)

For my dear Father, John( my husband and great dad to David and Kate), and to any Father's who might happen upon the Tea Society, I dedicate the poem below to you:

What Makes a Dad

God took the strength of a mountain,
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle's flight,
The joy of a morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so,

He called it ... Dad

~~Author Unknown.~~


Dee Dee said...

Very beautiful poem Rebecca....Happy Father's day to all the Dad's in your family...

willow said...

Hope you and yours are enjoying Father's Day! :)

Mmm said...

What a lovely tribute. Thank yo. It;'s nice to read something different, and with no sports analogy this day! :)

Blog Princess G said...

That's a lovely poem Rebecca... although I'm bit perplexed by "the faith of a mustard seed"... obviously that spice has a quality I have not been aware of lo these many years. :)

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Oh Rebecca that is just lovely! I was 'offline' yesterday so I am here today, to say "Happy Belated Father's Day" to the father in your household....who I'm sure embodies all these magnificent qualities.