Father’s day is very important to me as it is to all who are/were fortunate enough to have a good and loving Dad. I see so much of him in me. We have an understanding, a deeper knowing because of it. How perfect that Father’s Day and the Summer Solstice coincided as this poem celebrates. Dad, I’ll be over with a pie later today. I love you very much!
Father’s Day on the Summer Solstice
for Dad from Dawn
On this longest day of the year,
we celebrate our Fathers
and the Father of us all
Today is the feast of Baldur
the Norse god of truth and light.
Indeed, Fathers are our truth,
the seed from which we burst.
Symbolized by the mighty oak
able to withstand storms
with deep roots and stalwart grain,
Father too is forest, shelter, protection,
our home and foundation.
Let truth and light reign today
the longest day
for Fathers are the root of family
and family is the bedrock of humanity.
Happy Father’s Day to my Father of truth and light!