Austere Offices of Love
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... Offices of Love
A father’s love is often wrought with complications, because of stereotypes of fatherhood and masculinity. Robert Hayden’s poem “Those Winter Sundays” expresses the tensions between fatherly love and masculine roles. At the same time, his poem reminds me of my admiration and love for my father. There is a significant difference though between the voice of the poem and me, because my father had a rather showy way of expressing his love for me. My father has been a positive character in my life, by molding me to become a decent human being, through teaching me the value of the Church, discipline, and sense of humor in living a happy and fulfilling life.
My father is the kind of man wh...