Dad Wore Hats – A Picture in Words

Panama Hats from Hartoford York Hats - Men's Borsalino Handwoven Straw Panama Hat - The Panama FinoThere’s a very short, quite wonderful poem called
Dad Wore Hats
on a blog I happened upon. Please read it – the pictures painted by these words are quite real, intimate and evocative.

On that blog’s reader comments, someone said it reminded him of U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins’ tribute called “The Death of the Hat“. In my opinion, both bring images magically to life, but “Dad” is sweetly reminiscent, while “Death” is a mournful dirge.

All I know is that, after I read both, I rushed off to listen to the brilliant Eric Bibb do his “Panama Hat”.

Thanks for reading,
Steve Singer
CEO Hartford York

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Published in: on July 16, 2007 at 4:08 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. Thank you for featuring my poem. My dad would have loved these hats!


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