Sunday, February 27, 2011

Ten of the best birthday poems

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best birthday poems.

One title on the list:
"Poem on his Birthday" by Dylan Thomas

Thomas is 35 and sitting in a nice room near the sea, but makes it sound both lyrical and death-bound. "And the rhymer in the long tongued room, / Who tolls his birthday bell, / Toils towards the ambush of his wounds; / Herons, steeple stemmed, bless."
Read about another poem on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue