Those Winter Sundays,” Robert Hayden

 

In “Those Winter Sundays,” Robert Hayden expresses regret for not thanking his father for all of the hard work which, in hindsight, Hayden realizes was done out of love. After reading this poem,
reflect on the relationship between yourself and a family member of your choice. Specifically, what do you now know about your parents’ (or other family member’s) responsibilities and sacrifices
that you did not know when you were a child? Do you share any of the same sentiments as Hayden? Has this knowledge changed how you view him or her now? In