IF you are looking for a healing place of self-discovery, then you should sit down and open a book of poetry. Sparing yourself the time to read is a form of self-care and through the journey of reading poetry, you will find yourself in solitude. Recommended by Youth Today, here are the 5 best poetry books about life, love and personal growth that portray the ideas you couldn’t talk about.
The Sun and Her Flowers — by Rupi Kaur
This poetry is the second bestseller of Rupi Kaur which portrays about grief and regrowth of a human’s heart that is segregated into the five stages of a flower’s evolution from wilting, falling, rooting, rising and blooming. It will guide your lost soul to find new rays of hope.
The Sea of Strangers — by Lang Leav
Reading ‘Sea of Strangers ’will invite you to go beyond love and loss to explore themes of self-discovery and empowerment as you navigate your way around the human heart. This poem will speak about the diverse emotions you felt upon the journey of losing and finding yourself.
Helium — by Rudy Francisco-sip
This poetry collection will explore various aspects about life – the ideas of love, imperfection, mental health, acceptance, rejections and reflections. Helium will bring awareness to the concepts of race, gender and social classes. Meanwhile, it is also filled with hope and survival.
Brown Girl Dreaming — by Jacqueline Woodson
Portraying her childhood story, Jacqueline Woodson’s collection will guide you into a glimpse of a child’s soul who is growing up as an African-American in the 1960s and 1970s.
Woodson speaks about herself of being a writer with having a reading issue as a child.
Expressing her joy and her voice through written stories, Woodson hope to spark other lives through her mesmerising verses.
Milk and Honey — by Rupi Kaur
The book deals with different pains and it heals different heartaches. It will take readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and let you find sweetness in every life opportunity.