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Song of Myself, 51

By Walt Whitman
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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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Listen to the Mustn'ts

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

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won’t you celebrate with me

This poem by Lucille Clifton celebrates resilience and self-realization.

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Fooling God

In this poem, Louise Erdrich explores her relationship with God and spirituality.

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Just Beyond Yourself

This poem by David Whyte inspires the reader to step outside their comfort zone and forget fear in order to find true self-fulfillment.

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Twice Blessed

This poem by David Whyte reminds us to be grateful for every day and every version of ourselves that is possible.

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Innocence

This poem by Linda Hogan explores the concept of self-growth and recognizes the potential within us all to be more than we are at any given moment.

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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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The Guest House

In this poem, Rumi reminds us to welcome unwanted thoughts and emotions as opportunities to grow.

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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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EXPLORE TOPIC

Self-Discovery