Inspiration

Sharing a beautiful poem with a class is one of my favorite parts of teaching. Interestingly, it’s also one of the most commonly-searched terms that lands people on my site. Here’s a collection of the poems I’ve shared on the blog. May they inspire you (and others) as they do me. 

Allow, Danna Faulds (scroll down to bottom of post)

“Beannacht (Blessing),” John O’Donohue

Courage, Anne Sexton (scroll down to bottom of post)

Enough, David Whyte (a snippet- scroll down to bottom of post)

Even So, Alice Walker

Fire, Judy Brown (scroll down)

Harmony, Stuart Kestenbaum

I Will Not Die An Unlived Life, Dawna Markova

In Blackwater Woods, Mary Oliver

Like Barley Bending, Sara Teasdale (scroll down to bottom of post)

The Lost Garden, Dana Gioia (scroll down to bottom of post)

Love After Love, Derek Walcott (scroll down to bottom of post)

No Hemlock Rock (Don’t Kill Yourself), Jennifer Michael Hecht

Now I Become Myself, May Sarton

Shake The Dust, Anis Mojgani (link takes you to his performance of spoken-word poem)

Your Other Name, Tara Sophia Mohr

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