Mental Health Awareness Month is a time to give our attention to the importance of mental health and stop the stigma often associated with mental health issues. Every mental health journey is different and so is the way we practice self-care to cope with these feelings.
To me, May is the perfect time to focus on mental health. With Spring finally in full bloom, we can emulate this refreshing and renewing time in nature in our own lives by taking advantage of this positive and radiant energy. It’s a time to invite a little more self-love and self-healing into our lives; what better way to do that than with poetry?
Here are six poems about nature that will remind you to be strong, love yourself and remember that Mother Earth can bring about healing as nothing else can.
There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature–
the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.
The universe took its time on you
crafted you to offer the world
something different from everyone else
when you doubt
how you were created
you doubt an energy greater than us both.
Never ever mistake her silence for weakness.
Remember that sometimes the air stills,
before the onset of a hurricane.
you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would.
there are flowers
in my chest again.
the kind that do not
lose their bloom
was a mountain sound
creatures of the
she was one with
the forest – rooted
in her lungs
rings and veins