Posted on September 28, 2018
A few weeks ago, WWB launched an exciting new partnership with the American Academy of Poets, sharing contemporary world poetry on the website Poets.org. This week, the site's award-winning "Teach This Poem" blog features suggestions for introducing a poem from Punjabi author Ajmer Rode poem to students. Entitled "Mustard Flowers," the poem begins:
If you see an old man sitting alone
at the bus stop and wonder who he is
I can tell you.
He is my father.
You might "Teach This Poem" alongside other works about fathers from a different country, China (Scroll down the right-hand side for the "Fathers" theme.)