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Waking after the Surgery

By Leila Chatti
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Chatti, who bled uncontrollably for two years due to a tumor, writes a heartfelt, hopeful poem about finally healing from her trauma.

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"'Hope' is the thing with feathers . . ."

Hope is the thing with feathers / that perches in the soul . . .

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After the Guest

This poem is a lovely portrayal of the slow process of healing after the death of a loved one--"it's no hungry ghost but simple cold."

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Oh Great Spirit

Metzger's poem is a stirring call on Spirit to help restore our relationships with other creatures, to restore our lives, and the world.

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Salvage

What if we could forgive ourselves, love and appreciate our own bodies, and leave part hurt behind?

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Horses at Midnight without a Moon

This poem speaks to the strength of our spirit, the abiding hope we can place in our inner angels.

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Song of Myself, 51

This poem about discovery, change, and transformation contains Whitman's arguably most famous lines: “Do I contradict myself? / Very well then I contradict myself, / (I am large, I contain multitudes.)”

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"The Sun Never Says"

This Hafiz-inspired poem by Daniel Ladinsky shows the nature of unconditional love and that selfless quality of really being able to love someone well.

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Twenty-One Love Poems [Poem III]

Rich's “Twenty-One Love Poems,” written between 1974 and 1976, is a moving account of the ups and downs of a romantic relationship.

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Listen to the Mustn'ts

A wonderful reminder from Shel Silverstein to never let others limit your potential.

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Psalm 91

A reminder that God offers shelter, protection, and solace to those who follow him.

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