Lifesaving Poetry

A couple years ago I said a stupid thing about not really liking poetry. It was like that other stupid thing I had said, over 20 years ago, about the lack of usefulness of an English degree.

Poetry has now become a lifesaver. I have the poem, The Journey by Mary Oliver, printed and displayed at my desk. I read it every day and on some days several times, as a mantra, as a prayer.

Today I came across another poem that so resonated on a site I go to for inspiration Bev Barnes and Derek Walcott.

Be inspired!

Is there a poem or a piece of prose that inspires you? Please share a link.

4 thoughts on “Lifesaving Poetry

  1. Cheesy/cliched/unimaginative I accept it maybe – but love love the encouragement and admonitions of DESCIDERATA!!!

    Being a vocalist learned it first through song as a child and it stuck! ‘You are a child of the UNIVERSE, no less than the trees and the STARS’…

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