so much depends
on the authority
of a reality
to guide me
in a logic
to live comfortably
yet desire differently.
For many, birthdays are a time of celebration—of growing older, of beginning a new year of growth and change—and reflection on the lives they’ve lived so far. Browse our selection of poems about birthdays.
|2017||When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities||Chen Chen|
|2016||Between the Dragon and the Phoenix||C. Dale Young|
|1972||Che Fece . . . Il Gran Rifiuto||C. P. Cavafy|
|1855||There was a child went forth every day||Walt Whitman|
|2016||Poem without Angel Food||C. D. Wright|
|2015||As If I Am Someone Else||Douglas Piccinnini|
|2015||Gwendolyn Brooks Park, Topeka||Ed Skoog|
|2013||Prayer for a Birthday||Mark Wunderlich|