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Poetry and Self-Care: 6 Nature Poems for Healing

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.

 

ONE

There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature–

the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.

-Rachel Carson

 

TWO

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.

-Rupi Kaur

THREE

Never ever mistake her silence for weakness.

Remember that sometimes the air stills,

before the onset of a hurricane.

Nikita Gill

FOUR

Like wildflowers;

you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would.

-E.V

FIVE

there are flowers

in my chest again.

the kind that do not

lose their bloom

-F.D. Soul

SIX

her voice

was a mountain sound

captivating the

creatures of the

wild wood

she was one with

the forest – rooted

in her lungs

rings and veins

combined.

-Wilder

 

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