Friendship Poems

Birthday Poems

A Birthday Present

by Sylvia Plath What is this, behind this veil, is it ugly, is it beautiful? It is shimmering, has it breasts, has it edges? I am sure it is unique, […]

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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 And palavers of birds […]

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Birthday of but a single pang

by Emily Dickinson Birthday of but a single pang That there are less to come — Afflictive is the Adjective But affluent the doom —

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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 […]

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Stella’s Birthday

by Jonathan Swift STELLA’S BIRTHDAY MARCH 13, 1719 Stella this day is thirty-four, (We shan’t dispute a year or more:) However, Stella, be not troubled, Although thy size and years […]

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