Poems that I love

Read Amanda Gorman’s powerful inauguration poem that calls for unity

The young poet Amanda Gorman took the stage at the inauguration of Joe Biden earlier this month. She delivered her poem “The Hill We Climb”, and as befits a good storyteller she found a way to communicate a powerful message of unity and togetherness that reached not only the U.S., but far across the globe. Read the transcript of the full poem below.

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Do not stand at my grave and weep

My mom sent me this poem called "do not stand at my grave and weep" the other day and the words of the poem really touched me. It's that kind of poem that you want to put on your wall as the reminder of hope when you need it the most. Read for yourself and…

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I’ve never seen a lazy man, have you?

In the book Nonviolent communication by Marshall Rosenberg I came across this poem written by Ruth Bebermeyer Lazy Man. The way she explains how we label other people stuck with me ever since. Read on, and let me know in the comment section below what you think of this poem.

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When I’m gone, know that I’ll still be here

In this post I’ll share with you the poem When I’m gone, by Mosiah Lyman Hancock. The poem is about what's being left when we are gone.

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