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Gemseed

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A delicate poem about loving yourself, read by the author.

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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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Love

We don't need to look for love outside ourselves; we ourselves are love.

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Love After Love

This is a gorgeous love poem about loving yourself again after a long estrangement.

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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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Sweet Darkness

This poem by David Whyte celebrates the profound clarity one gains by shedding who or what no longer serves them.

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Breaking Surface

In this poem, Mark Nepo reminds us to dance to the beat of our own song.

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Where Is God?

In this poem, Mark Nepo reflects on experiencing wholeness through allowing things to break.

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The Way Under the Way

This poem by Mark Nepo celebrates the abundance of imperfection.

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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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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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