UPLIFT LOGO
primary category not set
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Email this to someone
35358

11 Short Poems That Will Speak to Your Soul

By UPLIFT on Sunday June 18th, 2017

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Email this to someone
 
35281

Sometimes, a few short words can change your life...

Nayyirah Waheed is an African-American poet who has published two books of incandescent poetry, entitled Salt and Nejma. She began writing at the age of eleven, after being given an assignment to write a poem for a community newspaper by her English teacher. Since then, she has touched many with her published work and also gained a loyal following on Instagram.

Poems come as they will. They come as they want, when I’m waking, eating, exercising, chatting with someone. Sometimes they come to me as a whole, sometimes a line. I think it’s one of the ways my soul communicates with me, I do my best to sit down and listen.

She breaks the rules of poetry, with her signature three line poems and creative use of full stops. Nayyirah Waheed’s minimalistic poetry covers topics such as love, identity, race, and feminism; and she burns through our ideas around these things with stark clarity.

Here are 11 of her captivating poems that touched us deeply:

 

1.Nayyirah Waheed

2.Nayyirah Waheed

3.Nayyirah Waheed

4.Nayyirah Waheed

5.Nayyirah Waheed

6.Nayyirah Waheed

7.Nayyirah Waheed

8.Nayyirah Waheed

9.Nayyirah Waheed

10.Nayyirah Waheed

11.Nayyirah Waheed

How do you feel about this article? Join the conversation.

 

Related

Love’s Deeper Commitment

Nina Simone on an Artist’s Duty

The Invitation

Featured

Inspiring Solutions For the Global Sanitation Crisis

How You Could Save a Life in 10 Seconds

Prince Ea – A Guided Meditation

Popular

Subscribe to UPLIFT

UPLIFT is dedicated to telling the new story of inspired co-creation.

Get free updates and news about UPLIFT events and films.

channels

Yoga
Wellness
Consciousness
Inspiration

UPLIFT

the yoga channel

http://uplift.yoga

follow UPLIFT on   

references

comments

Join the Conversation

2 Comments on "11 Short Poems That Will Speak to Your Soul"

avatar
Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted
wpDiscuz
UPLIFT Logo