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My Papa's Waltz

My Papa's Waltz


by Theodore Roethke

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In high school, Roethke gave a speech that was later published – in 26 languages! (Source)

Roethke's old house, which he may have had in mind while writing "My Papa's Waltz," is preserved as a historical site in Saginaw, Michigan. (Source)

Roethke's grandfather, who immigrated to the United States from Prussia, was the Prussian chancellor's chief gardener. (Source)

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