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Those Winter Sundays"ThoseWinter Sundays" by Robert Hayden is a touching piece that I really relate to. Theson is plagued by guilt for all the years he took his father for granted. The image of that man upearly in the "blueblack cold" (2) on his only free day is powerful. All his actions are gearedtowards making life just a little more pleasant for his family. That image is even more touchingwhen you consider the idea that "no one ever thanked him"(5), his son "spoke indifferently tohim"(10), and despite his best efforts his home was still plagued by "chronic angers"(9). Perhapshis family lacks closeness because of the hectic work life he leads. This may be the reason theson mistreats him so. Now all that callousness towards his father, the thanklessness, has comeback to haunt him. He realizes the enormous task that raising a family is. He sees how hard it is