Sometimes you need stories and novels to heal. But other times you crave the sharply spoken bond of shared experience—and that’s what poetry is about. There is power in a single image that strikes the soul, in knowing that someone else has shared the fear and carved a path ahead. These poetry collections are for the lost and found, for anyone who has ever needed inspiration for love and healing.
Your Soul is a River, by Nikita Gill
was I going to do
with all this fire
you left inside me?
I had two choices:
to share it with,
or to burn alive.
Upstairs in the Garden, by Robin Morgan
How shocked each lover is to hit the mark aimed for.
How they crawl toward one another between
bullets, how they weep and curse and call
each other liars, how they bleed their parts
according to the rules.
Seeds Planted in Concrete, by Bianca Sparacino
There may come a day when they fall out of
love with you. Do not let this be the day you
fall out of love with you. How long they
choose to stay will never be your decision,
but how you choose to rise is.
The Complete Poems, by Anne Sexton
We laugh and we touch.
I promise you love. Time will not take away that.
War Dances, by Sherman Alexie
Whenever I’m asked
To trade seats
For somebody else’s love,
I do, I always do.
All the Words I Should Have Said, by Rania Naim
As long as you change your pain to art
you’ll never be broken
Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful, by Alice Walker
love is not concerned
with whom you pray
or where you slept
the night you ran away
love is concerned
that the beating of your heart
should kill no one.
Manifestation Wolverine, by Ray Young Bear
no one can deny the strong force
the music we sing represents our struggle.
at first, it is a series and then it
culminates to one total.
from great distances, people arrive
and we are told to respect them
for they have retained the capacity
to cure anything.
Becoming Light, by Erica Jong
Babies cry & music is your life.
Darling, you were born to bleed
& the heart breaks
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