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:
"A Birthday Present" by Sylvia Plath

In Plath's poetic world, birthday gifts are not exactly cheering. "I will only take it and go aside quietly. / You will not even hear me opening it, no paper crackle, // No falling ribbons, no scream at the end. / I do not think you credit me with this discretion."
Read about the other poems on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue