Tag Archives: Birthday Poems

Notes on This Year’s Birthday Poem

Every April 14th, I mark the completion of another trip around the sun by sitting somewhere, quietly and alone – before the birthday celebrations begin, before social convention requires my attention – and make note of where I am. I … Continue reading

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Birthday Poem 2020

The graffiti under the bridge is the only color on this sepia-tone day The snow covered-teeth of Sheep Mountain’s wide grin, like a handsaw lost from the tool shed left out over the winter in the frozen corpse of grass … Continue reading

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Birthday Poem 2019

The ospreys have returned to their stick nest by the ballpark The light on the snow/cloud shrouded Crazies is miraculous The river wants a canoe The sleeping morels sing quietly in their dreams The crimson buds of the maple are … Continue reading

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