The perfect birthday poem for an adolescent girl.
August 16, 2012 9:53 AM Subscribe
Help! Looking for a poem to include in a birthday card to my daughter who turns 13 tomorrow.
I've been looking through my favorite poems and I don't see any that a girl entering her teen years would identify with. I'd like a poem that conveys the reality and challenges of entering adolescence with hopes of continued independence, strength and creativity.
Bonus points if you can suggest any from my favorite poets - Stevens, Brodsky, Montale, Paz, Neruda, Milosz, William Carlos Wiliams.