Grade 9 Reading Lesson 5 Poetry – Those Winter Days
The narrator of the poem is speaking about his perceptions as an adult of his father’s labour. He looks back upon himself as a child, remembering how he felt as a child, moving slowly and fearfully in his own home, apparently wishing his father were different than the cold and angry man his father seemed. Now he feels differently for his father. Let us read Robert Hayden’s ‘The Winter Days’ and find out.