Poems About Birthday
A Birthday Poem
by Ted Kooser
Just past dawn, the sun stands
with its heavy red head
in a black stanchion of trees,
waiting for someone to come...
by Christina Georgina Rossetti
My heart is like a singing bird
Whose nest is in a water'd shoot;
My heart is like an apple-tree
Whose boughs are bent with thickset fruit;...
Poem On His Birthday
by Dylan Thomas
In the mustardseed sun,
By full tilt river and switchback sea
Where the cormorants scud,
In his house on stilts high among beaks...
by Ronald Stuart Thomas
You go up the long track
That will take a car, but is best walked
On slow foot, noting the lichen
That writes history on the page...
A Prayer For A Mother's Birthday
by Henry Van Dyke
Lord Jesus, Thou hast known
A mother's love and tender care:
And Thou wilt hear, while for my own
Mother most dear I make this birthday prayer....
Poem For My 43rd Birthday
by Charles Bukowski
To end up alone
in a tomb of a room
Birthday, Birthday, Happy Birthday
by Udiah (witness to Yah)
This is a very special day
Your friendship has filled my life far beyond what words can say
I give thanks to the Lord for sending you my way
That's why we celebrate today...
by Sylvia Chidi
How old are you today?...
by Aleister Crowley
"Aug." 10, 1911.
Full moon to-night; and six and twenty years
Since my full moon first broke from angel spheres!...
The Birthday Card
by Ernestine Northover
What Birthday Card, for him, can I acquire,
An ordinary one is not what he'd desire,
Perhaps it needs a 'funny' joke,
That's right for a 'fun' bloke,...
For A Thirteenth Birthday
by Lisel Mueller
You have read War and Peace.
Now here is Sister Carrie,
not up to Tolstoy; still
it will second the real world:...
For K.R. On Her Sixtieth Birthday
by Richard Wilbur
Blow out the candles of your cake.
They will not leave you in the dark,
Who round with grace this dusky arc
Of the grand tour which souls must take....
A Birthday Candle
by Donald Justice
Thirty today, I saw
The trees flare briefly like
The candles on a cake,
As the sun went down the sky,...
A Birthday Song. To S. G.
by Sidney Lanier
For ever wave, for ever float and shine
Before my yearning eyes, oh! dream of mine
Wherein I dreamed that time was like a vine,
Ninon De Lenclos, On Her Last Birthday
by Dorothy Parker
So let me have the rouge again,
And comb my hair the curly way.
The poor young men, the dear young men
They'll all be here by noon today....
Stella's Birthday March 13, 1727
by Jonathan Swift
This day, whate'er the Fates decree,
Shall still be kept with joy by me:
This day then let us not be told,
That you are sick, and I grown old;...
by Robert William Service
(16th January 1949)
I thank whatever gods may be
For all the happiness that's mine;...
To The Memory Of Mrs. Lefroy Who Died Dec:R 16 -- My Birthday.
by Jane Austen
The day returns again, my natal day;
What mix'd emotions with the Thought arise!
Beloved friend, four years have pass'd away
Since thou wert snatch'd forever from our eyes.--...
! A Birthday Celebration
by Michael Shepherd
How strange it seems, that old age follows youth!
when all the world seemed one's own, at that time,
with time enough to seek a higher truth -
who'd guess the stairs so steep, so slow to climb?...
On His Eightieth Birthday
by Walter Savage Landor
A Ninth Birthday
by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Three times thrice hath winter's rough white wing
Crossed and curdled wells and streams with ice
Since his birth whose praises love would sing
Three times thrice....
by Yevgeny Yevtushenko
Mother, let me congratulate you on
the birthday of your son.
You worry so much about him. Here he lies,
he earns little, his marriage was unwise,...
A Strictly Not A Poem Birthday Greeting For Tara
by Alison Cassidy
It is late afternoon
this first day of winter -
electric cold and amber warm.
Long shadows dapple...
(dodgy Dave Tale) Happy Birthday
by JoJo Bean
Happy Birthday Dodgy Dave
It's your day to misbehave
Enjoy yourself and have some cheer
Knowing that your loved all year...
A Happy Birthday Sonnet For Jerry
by Alison Cassidy
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
I think I'd better not because you'll say
'You silly cow, you know I hate the heat.
It makes me cross and grumpy, and I'll beat...