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9 Poetry Prints to Surround Yourself With

Our favorite poems are ones we return to again and again. Whether we find comfort, joy, solace, or inspiration through that poem, it can be a wonderful reminder to see it each day. If surrounding yourself with words sounds comforting to you, don’t miss these 9 short, inspiring poetry prints to hang on your walls. 

 

 “The Journey” by Mary Oliver

Fans of Mary Oliver’s work will love to see “The Journey” in this dark and minimal aesthetic that lets the words speak for themselves. If you’re ready to leave behind the bad and embark on a new journey (or a new apartment) this poem will speak to you.

“As If You Were On Fire…” by Pablo Neruda

Another minimal design, this print combines the phases of the moon with words by Pablo Neruda. This haunting poem brings themes of inner strength and power to the room. 

“If” by Rudyard Kipling 

Originally written to his son, “If” by Rudyard Kipling is meant to help us deal with the ups and downs of life with a stoic and undisturbed mind. The poem is split into two matching prints that you can hang side-by-side. 

“For Whatever We Lose…” by E. E. Cummings

Featuring a quote from the poem “maggie and milly and molly and may,” this print brings the reassuring, steady feeling of the ocean to any room. When you’re feeling afraid, out of control, or just untethered, these words will bring you right back down to earth. 

“Dreams” by Langston Hughes

Poets and dreamers alike will love this simple and meaningful print (available on either a black or white background). Hang the words of Langston Hughes in your room for a daily reminder to keep your aspirations at the forefront of your mind. 

“Happiness, not in another place…” by Walt Whitman

Let the words of Walt Whitman encourage you to stay present in all that you do. With gold geometric shapes and floral accents, this print gives Whitman’s timeless words a modern twist. 

“I got my own back” by Maya Angelou 

Keep it short and sweet with this bold print featuring words by one of the most prolific poets the world has seen. Maya Angelou’s work is chock-full of uplifting, inspiring, empowering sentiments to surround yourself with. 

“I am, I am, I am.” by Sylvia Plath 

Hang the famous words of Sylvia Plath on your wall with this excerpt from The Bell Jar. “I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.” A great sentiment for those looking for a reminder to stay present and embody the moment. 

“If the ocean can calm itself…” by Nayyirah Waheed

Author of salt. and Nejma, Nayyirah Waheed is perhaps one of the most well-known poets of our time. Her short and powerful verses often call out racism, misogyny, and xenophobia. In this print, her words are a great reminder of the power we have within us to stay calm in the face of adversity.