Birthday Poems

Barbara J. Feldman

Dedicated to all those who have struggled to come up with a fun and unique way to pen a birthday greeting (and with a tip of the hat to April’s status as National Poetry Month) this week’s topic is birthday poems, sayings, wishes, quotes and pithy messages.

  • Birthday Messages5 stars

    In addition to short birthday poems ("Hope lovely surprises are coming your way / To make your birthday a wonderful day!") Birthday Messages has, well, birthday messages. These birthday wishes are categorized as Belated, Funny, Inspirational, Love, Religious and are also sorted by relationship such as Brother, Dad, Friend, Mom, Sister, etc. These short messages are perfect for signing a paper card, sending via SMS text message, or posting on Facebook. "Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that people who have the most live the longest!"

  • Famous Poets and Poems: Birthday Poems and Poetry5 stars

    Although very few of these birthday poems are famous in their own right, the poets include the likes of Jane Austen, Emily Dickinson, Dylan Thomas and Sylvia Plath. Related poetry themes (look for them in the left-hand menu) include Anniversary Poems, Family Poems, Friendship Poems, and even April Poems. Popular Poets are also listed in the left-hand nav, as are American Poets, English Poets, Women Poets and Contemporary Poets.

  • Famous Quotes and Quotations: Birthday Quotes5 stars

    Although there is nary a birthday poem in sight here at Famous Quotes and Quotations, these birthday quotes can also be used to spice up a birthday card or birthday email message. The site is formatted into lists of Top 10 quotes, but if ten is not enough for you, there is second list of ten birthday quotes (look for the link in the right-hand column, near the bottom of the page.) And what is their number one birthday quote? This one from Oprah Winfrey, "The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate."

  • Poems for Free: Birthday Poems5 stars

    Nicholas Gordon shares over 2000 of his original poems at his Poems for Free site, and grants free use of them for personal and non-commercial purposes. Which means you may add them to greeting cards and birthday letters as you wish, as long as you cite him as the author. "Happy Birthday, Grandma! / All my love to you! / Pleased to have this chance to offer / Praises that are due. / Years and years of love / Become an unheard song, / Infiltrating every thought, / Righting every wrong ..."

  • Poem Source: Birthday Poems5 stars

    Poem Source is a collection of poems written by Joanna or Karl Fuchs. Personal use on individual birthday cards is allowed, but be sure to read their Terms of Use, as there are some electronic uses that are strictly prohibited. Here's a lovely one written by Joanna Fuchs, titled Another Year. "I'm wishing you another year / Of laughter, joy and fun, / Surprises, love and happiness, / And when your birthday's done, / I hope you feel deep in your heart, / As your birthdays come and go, / How very much you mean to me, / More than you can know."

  • Honorable Mentions

    The following links are either new discoveries or sites that didn't make it into my newspaper column because of space constraints. Enjoy!

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  • Feldman, Barbara. "Birthday Poems." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 5 Apr. 2011. Web. 3 Dec. 2014. < >.

  • About This Page

  • By . Originally published April 5, 2011. Last modified March 9, 2014.

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