Some father to daughter poems written by established poets include "For My Daughter" by Davig Ignatow, "To a Sad Daughter" by Michael Ondaatje and "The Writer" by Richard Wilbur. These poems express a father's love and his experience as he watches his daughter grow from childhood to womanhood.
Other father to daughter poems published online are "My Girl" by Toni Kane, "Who Is She?" by Kyle J. Underwood and "I Am Yours to Keep" by Mike Quinn. Such poems are usually recited by fathers as a message for their daughters on special occasions such as birthdays and weddings. Although most father-to-daughter poems convey the father's apprehension about his daughter's daily life or future, every piece still expresses a strong sense of wonder and love.