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“Let nothing disturb thee . . .”

By Teresa of Ávila
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This tiny comforting poem was found on a bookmark in Teresa's Breviary.

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Mystic

Sylvia Plath questions the direction one should take after one has seen the Divine.

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"I never saw a moor . . ."

The poet does not have to see to believe --the definition of faith.

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Last Night as I Was Sleeping

Machado beautifully expresses what happens when we are present to life without the distractions that hijack our hearts and minds.

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Try to Praise the Mutilated World

Though the world is full of suffering, we can remember its beauty, and praise it.

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Mindful

We can become one with the world by keeping our senses open to the extraordinary all around us.

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Enough

This lovely prayer of a poem reminds us to let it be; powerful advice put so simply.

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"For years my heart inquired of me"

This poem by Hafez reflects on the everlasting questions of truth and the meaning of life.

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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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