Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, A SONG, by DAVID IGNATOW

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First Line: For having loved my parents
Last Line: I am myself.
Subject(s): Parents; Parenthood

For having loved my parents
I can swim the sea. I can breathe the air.
I can eat my bread. For having loved
their faces, I am alert to birds.
For having loved their sadness,
I am free, and for having loved their hands,
I am myself.

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