felt toward his father and his home: Id wake and hear the cold splintering, breaking. In the next four lines, Hayden uses alliteration and the dissonance of cacophony to intimate the fathers pain and the difficulty of his life: and put his clothes on in the blueblack cold, then with cracked hands that ached from labor in the weekday weather. In the last stanza, the reader senses the deep regret the speaker now feels over his treatment of his father. What did I know, what did I know of loves austere austere, grave, sober; and lacking adornment and lonely offices? What would the Vice President have to say about the father/son relationship in Haydens poem? (2-5 in lines two and three, Hayden uses harsh consonant sounds in the words "cold "cracked and "ached" to evoke the harshness of the speakers fathers life.
The father has his own cross to bear. We feel that if only we had known then what we know now, things would have been different. Episode trailer 01:16, muse des Beaux Arts. This poem, in just five sentences, neatly illustrates the complex nature of a father-son relationship. Full episode 25:27, skyscraper, host Elisa New considers the rise of the skyscraperand the emergence of the modernist poemin an episode featuring celebrated architect Frank Gehry, Chinese visionary and real estate developer Zhang Xin, poet Robert Polito, and student poets from around the United States. I'd wake and hear the cold splintering, breaking. Interestingly, Hayden does not explain the "chronic angers of that house." But one can speculate that the father is burdened by his low socioeconomic status.
The fathers strength is established in the fourth line when he takes "banked fires" and makes them "blaze" to create a comfortable environment for his son. The father goes out to work in the harsh "weekday weather" to create a safe, warm environment for his child and to put a roof over his head. What did I know, what did I know of love's austere and lonely offices? There are other variants between both versions; mostly relating to where the line breaks. How unfortunate it is that as children we are so often unable to comprehend "loves austere and lonely offices.". But where, we might ask, is the mother? The final word in the title is "Sundays." In the poem, Sunday is significant for its religious implications. Robert Hayden, robert Hayden's poetry, which explored his concerns about race and African-American history, gained international recognition in the 1960s, and Hayden eventually became the first black American to be appointed as consultant in poetry to the Library of Congress. In Robert Haydens "Those Winter Sundays the speaker is a man reflecting on his past and his apathy toward his father when the speaker was a child. This small image underscores the love the father must have had for the child. In doing so, he allows the reader to acknowledge the terrible sense of sadness and regret the speaker now feels. The first stanza ends with the precise and meaningful "No one ever thanked him" (5).