Love set you going like a fat gold watch. The midwife slapped your footsoles, and your bald cry Took its place among the elements. Our voices echo, magnifying your arrival. New statue. In a drafty museum, your nakedness Shadows our safety. We stand round blankly as walls. I'm no more your mother Than the
Browse the list below for poems about birthdays.
|2015||Gwendolyn Brooks Park, Topeka||Ed Skoog|
|2013||Prayer for a Birthday||Mark Wunderlich|
|2004||A Happy Birthday||Ted Kooser|
|2004||Poem at Thirty||Michael Ryan|
|1998||A Newborn Girl at Passover||Nan Cohen|
|1966||Morning Song||Sylvia Plath|