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Birthday Messages


I WANTED TO SAY IT WITH A BUNCH OF FLOWERS
A CARD WOULD HAVE SUFFICED.

I WANTED TO SAY IT WITH A PACK OF SWEETS
A' HI' WOULD HAVE SUFFICED.

I THOUGHT TO SEND A POETIC WISH.
POEMS ARE MEANT FOR MEN & WOMEN

DOES A POEM NEED A POEM FOR A WISH?
I WOULD SIMPLY SAY.....,

HAPPY BIRTHDAY !
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Morning I went to the church
The priest looked at me in awe
I never visit the church in mornings
"Father!"I tell him
"Today is her birthday"

On the way back the Sun I saw
Was shining brighter.
The birds flew high chirping love
I tell myself,"They might have known,
that today is her birthday"

All my friends were happy
For a dinner I gave as treat
A curious friend asked me why
"Dear"I tell him
"Today is her birthday"

I will never be dull even when the Sun is at West
For I knew very well
that I will live for the same day
to come again the years to follow
for this day will always be your birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
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If you are married
your wife will be happy
for you were born this day.

If you are not married
Your parents will be happy
for you were born this day.

If you don't have parents
We will be happy as your friends
for you were born this day.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
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Houston Chronicle

Emotions take center stage at Houston poetry festival
Houston Chronicle
In late July of 2009, a 15-year-old poet told her mother that she felt sad. She felt down and she couldn't figure out why. Young Zhalarina Sanders had just returned to her Tampa, Fla. home after spending a week in Chicago for the Brave New Voices ...



The Atlantic

Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal on Blindspotting and the Power of Poetry
The Atlantic
This story contains some spoilers for the film Blindspotting. Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs believe the right words can dress wounds. The Oakland-bred duo, who wrote and co-star in the new movie, Blindspotting, speak of poetry as both craft and balm.

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Poetry presentation workshop at Rice Aug. 10
Foster's Daily Democrat
Poetry lovers and readers are invited to participate in the Maine Poetry Express workshop at the Rice Public Library at 8 Wentworth St., Kittery. The workshop, scheduled for Aug. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon, is designed to help participants become more ...



Jakarta Post

Poetry in motion: enter the world of the 'scrap metal poet'
Jakarta Post
With its fairytale towers, quirky animated sculptures, fantastical constructions and musical fountains, the inventive world crafted out of discarded junk by the man known as the "Scrap Metal Poet" is tucked away deep in the northwestern French countryside.

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Stevenson: Soul work with the poets
Herald-Mail Media
The inherent and blessed slowness that summer provokes takes me to the deck each morning to read poetry and let the soul and psyche converse with the other. As the years advance and before I go the way of all the Earth, I keep saying to myself: “Be real!



American Life in Poetry: 'My Cousin, Milton'
The Spokesman-Review
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Press-Enterprise

Athletes and poets both excel by losing themselves in the Zen zone
Press-Enterprise
Given the dumb jock, sensitive bard stereotypes of athletes and poets, it might not seem like the two have much in common, but sports and poetry have always felt intimately connected to me.The symmetry isn't physical, but metaphysical. They align ...



The Wire

Simplicity, the Essence of Kedarnath Singh's Poetry
The Wire
However, it should not be assumed that Kedarnath Singh was a surrealist or mystic poet. On the contrary, he was plain and simple, both in life and in poetry. His poetry is essentially that of a common man – speaking in his language and dealing with his ...



Bustle

9 New Poetry Collections You Can Read On Your Lunch Break
Bustle
But poetry is, and always has been, more than simply transportive. Poetry is inherently political, emotional, and spiritual. Reading a poem is a meaningful act, a form of listening to other's voices and experiences that resonates far deeper than the page.



The Local France

Poetry in motion: enter the world of France's 'scrap metal poet'
The Local France
With its fairytale towers, quirky animated sculptures, fantastical constructions and musical fountains, the inventive world crafted out of discarded junk by the man known as the "Scrap Metal Poet" is tucked away deep in the northwestern French countryside.

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