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Philip Larkin :
Although I'm trying very hard To sound unlike a birthday card, That's all this is: so you may find it Full of all that lies behind it Admiration; friendship too; And hope that in the future you Reap ever richer revenue.
[Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Dear CHARLES, My Muse, asleep or dead."]
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Anne Sexton :
My daughter, at eleven (almost twelve), is like a garden. Oh, darling! Born in that sweet birthday suit and having owned it and known it for so long, now you must watch high noon enter....
[Anne Sexton (1928-1974), U.S. poet. "Little Girl, My String Bean, My Lovely Woman."]
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Irving Layton :
how seasonably leaf and blossom uncurl and living things arrange their death, while someone from afar off blows birthday candles for the world.
[Irving Layton (b. 1912), Canadian poet. The Birth of Tragedy (l. 28-32). . . Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, eds. (3d ed., 1983) W. W. Norton & Company.]
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William Shakespeare :
It is my birthday, I had thought t' have held it poor; but since my lord Is Antony again, I will be Cleopatra.
[William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Cleopatra, in Antony and Cleopatra, act 3, sc. 13, l. 184-6. After her reconciliation with Antony.]
Dylan Thomas :
And there could I marvel my birthday Away but the weather turned around. And the true Joy of the long dead child sang burning In the sun.
[Dylan Thomas (1914-1953), Welsh poet. Poem in October (l. 61-64). . . The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas, 1934-1952 (1953, rev. ed. 1956) New Directions.]
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Stanley Kubrick :
Heywood Floyd: Can't you think of anything else you want for your birthday? Something very special? "Squirt" Floyd: Yes. Heywood Floyd: What? "Squirt" Floyd: A bushbaby.
[Stanley Kubrick (b. 1928), U.S. director, screenwriter. Heywood Floyd (William Sylvester) and "Squirt" Floyd (Vivian Kubrick), 2001: A Space Odyssey, having a phone conversation about her birthday (1968). Adapted from Arthur C. Clarke's short story "The Sentinel."]
Christina Georgina Rossetti :
the birthday of my life Is come, my love is come to me.
[Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830-1894), British poet. A Birthday (l. 15-16). . . The Complete Poems of Christina Rossetti. Vol. 1. R. W. Crump, ed. (1979) Louisiana State University É Press.]
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Christina Georgina Rossetti :
Because the birthday of my life Is come, my love is come to me.
[Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830-1894), British poet, lyricist. "A Birthday," l. 15-16 (written 1857), published in Goblin Market, and Other Poems (1862). Last lines.]
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Muriel Rukeyser :
it was my birthday, and a candle burnt a sore spot on my finger, and I was told to be happy,
[Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980), U.S. poet. Effort at Speech between Two People (l. 5-6). . . Modern American Poetry. Louis Untermeyer, ed. (8th rev. ed., 1962) Harcourt, Brace and Company.]
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William Butler Yeats :
From our birthday, until we die, Is but the winking of an eye....
[William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), Irish poet, playwright. "To Ireland in the Coming Times."]
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