Happy Birthday, Will
Today (most likely) in 1654 in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon was born the Swan of Avon, the Bard, William Shakespeare.
Does anything need to be added to that? How does one choose which poem, which quote? I did choose one, for National Poetry Month, but here I'll just urge you to go here to find your own.
ps - I definitely, whole-heartedly recommend to you Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare? by James Shapiro. (Spoiler: It was Shakespeare.)
pps - For a ... different take, check out the Savage Chickens! (Is this a lazy whiner I see before me?)