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Distance is an issue in many homes if it be through psychological distance or bodily Distance or it might only be that the term love is not spoken enough, in both Robert Hayden's poem "Those Winter Sundays" and Rita Dove's "Daystar" is a remote parent are they selfish or mean or will be the love they do show just not known? In Robert Hayden's poem "Those Winter Sundays" show that children have trouble understanding why a parent is distant the speaker states "Sundays too my father got up early and put his clothes on/ at the blueblack cold,"(Line 1-2) the father even gets up very early on Sundays as in the "blueblack cold" the speaker appears to not understand why the father does so why does he get up so early afternoon daily? He appears to ask himself. The speaker observes that " With cracked palms on the ached from labor in the weekday weather/ banked fires blazed"(Line 3-5) the dad works hard for his household his hands are broken and sore and that he still gets up earlier then the remainder of his family and gets the fire blaze to heat the house in their opinion. Exotic parents if they mean well and attempt to convey their love to their families through actions or deeds as the speaker says "No one ever thanked him" the father not viewed as loving to the child. (Publication 5) The speaker states "I'll rise and dress, fearing the chronic angers of that house," that there is usually a lot of tension and fear in a house hold with terrible communication skills, both the mother and father will fight or contend often or the remote parent if not both of them may be angry that the kid doesn't know their love and empathy The children grow to become uncaring and conducive to the actions that the parents do for the household as the speake...