Looking for Non-sappy poems about grandmothers
February 10, 2006 7:01 AM Subscribe
I have been tasked with reciting a poem at my grandmother's 75th birthday celebration? Any suggestions
posted by Julnyes to writing & language (10 answers total)
I thought about writing one myself, but that is going nowhere. I starting looking for poems written about grandmothers online and all I can find are treacly sweet things or ones focusing on eminent death.
I am looking for suggestions that aren't about death or that speak about the grandmother like she is made of sugar and spice and is soft as dough. My grandmother is none of those things.
Any suggestions for poems that are more like the first stanza of Byron's "She Walks in Beauty, Like the Night":
She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies,
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meets in her aspect and her eyes;
Thus mellow'd to that tender light
Which Heaven to gaudy day denies.
Any help would be appreciated -- thanks.