Tag Archives: birthdays

A Birthday Poem by the Numbers

My wedding anniversary and birthday this year all work together as a numerical quirk, giving me a rationale to share one of Jonathan Swift’s “Stella birthday poems” in which the poet also plays around with numbers.

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Happy Birthday, Phoebe Strehlow Bates

My mother’s birthday is today–and because 89 is the new 75, here’s a Robert Service poem on his 75th birthday.

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Poems Celebrating My Birth

My father celebrated my entrance into the world with two poems, one serious, one not.

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For My Father’s 90th Birthday

I celebrate my father’s 90th birthday today with R. S. Thomas’ rich poem about visiting a 90-year-old woman.

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Blow Out Your Candles, No Darkness

This Richard Wilbur poem has fun kidding the poet’s esoteric friend.

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