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Per Diem for August 2019: Birthdays

Per Diem: Daily Haiku for August 2019 features Sondra J. Byrnes’ collection on the theme of birthdays. This is what Sondra has to say by way of an introduction to her theme:

The idea of ‘birthday’ leads inexorably to one’s death day…ticking off celebrations that lead to the inevitable. Maybe a moment is taken to cheer any successes and log some regrets, even plan a few reforms. 

How does the experience of birthdays change over the years?  What associations pop up?  Is sharing a birthday celebration important?  How so?

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  1. trying bravery
    for my birthday–bring both dogs
    to their dentist

    (c) 2019 by wendy c. bialek

    1. totally agree, that’s quite an aha moment of realization, Judith Hishikawa

      1. Dear Radhamani Sara.
        Hello. Indeed a birthday, anniversary or other marker provides a way of recording our lives.

        in blot
        how the mark fades
        in time

  2. .
    strange heat–
    a week to my birthday
    the red ferrari passes again
    .
    Alan Summers
    Publication credit: haijinx vol. I, issue 1 (spring 2001)
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    Newspaper feature: Bristol Evening Post (2002)
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    Anthology: Raku Teapot: Haiku Book and CD pub. Raku Teapot Press in association with White Owl Publishing Book: ISBN 1-891691-03-1 CD: ISBN 1-891691-04-X (2003)

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  3. Birthdays, they come and go. The younger years filled with jelly and ice cream, the middle with wine and beer. The latter making comments along the lines of; oh to be young again
    .
    fifty seven year
    riding a wave
    of deflation

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