Life is an unbelievably long, tiring, often overwhelming journey of emotions, feelings, and realizations. Every once in a while, we could find ourselves so sapped by our very own existence; silver linings disappear, battles are fought, wars are lost; and all of this, personally happen in the littleness of our own lives. One solace that I find especially beautiful in this direction is how literature, and poetry, in particular, is capable of healing a broken heart, of mending a shattered spirit, and rekindling a passion for even a life lost to boredom, apathy, and constant trouble.
In this age of technology, and highly constrained reading time, and of the world being more connected than ever, here are 13 poets who you should follow, for in their pens and other writing accessories, they hold words that are capable of lighting up your world.
The poet is one who brings hope, while not in the least escaping the harshness that life and relationships we form are capable of causing.
2. Nikita Gill
Nikita Gill’s poetry is the celebration of emotion, a description of a plethora of feelings that make us stronger, break us down, and make us what we are.
Have you ever felt like you have met the right person at the wrong time and ended up being deeply toxic for each other? That if you had met in a different time, you would have been better for each other? Ended up being emotionally dependant, toxic and hurtful when it had the potential to be something good. You have to say goodbye because it’s the right thing to do, but the what-if-in-another-universe remains. #napowrimo #april1st #ishouldhavepostedthisyesterday #nikitagill #poetry #toxicrelationships
3. Rupi Kaur
Rupi Kaur brings to poetry a style that is uniquely her: stately and yet grounded, proud and progressive, and more than anything, unfazed and hope-giving.
4. Cleo Wade
Every once in a while, you must enthuse your tired soul with the kind of literature Cleo Wade writes. Her words are a friendly reminder that there are better things, always.
Don’t put taking care of you last on your list. Self-care is vital. Claim it. Create boundaries. Love yourself good. The world can be crazy, family can be intense, and relationships can be confusing. These facts of life at less overwhelming when we know how to claim the space and time to take care of our mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health. I love you so much. #HeartTalk
5. Mason Fowler
Mason Fowler is definitely among the more aggressive poets on this list, but as scrolling through his poems would prove, most times, the passion in words is easy to see in these short, often sensual bits of writing.
There is a certain sense of moroseness that Gregson attaches, apparently, from his own soul to his words. Short, often pain-induced, and in the quickest sense of emotion, these poems are but fleeting.
Extremely sparing with her words, Nayyirah Waheed’s poetry is rife with emotion, empathy, a keen sense of understanding, and an underlying feeling of always being aware.
Amanda Torroni’s poetry is a perpetuation of the struggle that is finding oneself in the self and in our interactions with others. Her metaphors and situations are infectious enough to relate to, and then feel a little too attached to, almost.
10. Richard Dappa
Richard Dappa’s poetry is pretty and sad and wholesome and about everything, and about nothing, all at the same time. His words may change, poem to poem, his surety about life, not so much.
I was challenged by @lilblackafrican to make a piece where each line starts with the letters on my first name (RICHARD). Here it is, titled REAL LIFE SUCKS _____________________________ Follow @freetivation View other posts Drop your thoughts via the comment section Tag a friend Credit me, if you share or repost D.M for collabo #EmotionsAuNaturel #poetsofinstagram #poem #blackwriters #writersofinstagram #writerscircle #quotes #poeticjustice #blackpoems #instagram #wordporn #mirakee #writersofig #writers #love #emotions #wordgasm #words #wordart #poemoftheday #motivation #art #poetry #wordsmith #wordplay #poets #love #freetivation #wordswithqueens
11. Poetic Spill
Natalie Jeanty aka Poetic Spill has her words flowing down like water over the smooth ground; they affect beautifully the life they can, and they swiftly drown out any preconceived notion that would seem otherwise.
12. Cindy Cherie
Cindy Cherie has a relationship with love, belonging and knowing herself, all overflowing unabashedly through her words; but one thing stays- her conviction to herself and her belief in her words.
13. Natalie Jensen
Explosive. That’s a single word that universally explains Natalie Jensen’s writing style. I personally love her poetry a lot more because of the unapologetic nature in dealing with subjects in her poetry that have brought her sadness, rejection, and remorse.
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