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Poetry | My Father at Twenty-Nine by Dwaine Spieker


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2 thoughts on “Poetry | My Father at Twenty-Nine by Dwaine Spieker

  1. Hello,

    My name is Dwaine Spieker, and I am the author of the poem listed above. I just wanted to let you know that I am honored to have my poem appear in your forum.

    I found your blog by doing a Google search of my name, which I do periodically to safeguard my online reputation.

    In particular, the photograph to which you have tied my poem is stunningly beautiful. I don’t know where the scene depicted is, but is looks incredibly close to the Nebraska pasture I envisioned in writing the poem.

    I wish you all the best in your blogging and the rest of your life. Again, thank you for featuring my poem.

    All my best,
    Dwaine Spieker


    • Hi Mr. Spieker,

      Wow! The honor is completely on our side. We’re always thrilled when a poet stops by our humble corner on the web.

      I’m glad that you not only don’t mind that we featured your poem, but that you like the photograph that goes with it. I wish I could give you more information about it.

      I discovered your gem of a poem some years ago in a literary journal (I forget which one now), and I knew I wanted to work with it. I like combining my favorite poems with images. Words are so special, powerful and transformative and when combined with visuals, I think the effect is quite epic.

      Thanks for the well wishes! I wish you all the best too in life and writing! And thanks for sharing your beautiful words with us.

      All the Best,


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