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Sometimes I come across a new poem that I enjoy, and more than once it has turned out to be one by Paul Zimmer. His poems are sometimes about the ordinary day’s events, and in his writing he gives such great notice to them. It’s something I want to ensure my students know is important to write about, those little things they know. Zimmer's poems help me teach that.
When Zimmer recreates a small moment, of events or feelings or a remembered conversation into a poem, he honors that moment in the words, as he does in this poem:
Bach and My Father
Six days a week my father sold shoes
To support our family through depression and war. . .
Find the rest of the poem here.