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.
|1922||When I Rise Up||Georgia Douglas Johnson|
|1855||There was a child went forth every day||Walt Whitman|
|2013||Prayer for a Birthday||Mark Wunderlich|
|2004||Poem at Thirty||Michael Ryan|
|1894||On His Seventy-fifth Birthday||Walter Savage Landor|
|1966||Morning Song||Sylvia Plath|
|1789||Infant Joy||William Blake|
|2015||Gwendolyn Brooks Park, Topeka||Ed Skoog|