Happy Valentine’s Day!
On a holiday that invites us to attend to love, I appreciate how the intention of a collective field can amplify whatever we are holding or healing.
There are so many ways to love and be loved.
Self-love. God-love. Child-love. Beloved-love. Dog-love. Nature-love. Stranger-love (but not the creepy kind!). After-love.
I am sharing with you today some poems that cover this ground. For me, each one offers a resting place of grace. I hope you find something beautiful that stretches your heart wider.
Gate C22 by Ellen Bass
Touch Me by Stanley Kunitz
Resignation by Nikki Giovanni
Snow, Aldo by Kate DiCamillo
God Says Yes to Me by Kaylin Haught
Small Kindnesses by Danusha Laméris
Good Bones by Maggie Smith
The Waitress by Sage Cohen
The Summer Day by Mary Oliver
Love After Love by Derek Walcott
Failing and Flying by Jack Gilbert
(I stumbled upon the heart above in a neighbor’s yard. It is composed of fallen camellias.)
Rumi said, “Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.” May all that is in you source all you are seeking. Today and every day.
Did one of these poems resonate with you? Do you have any you’d like to add to the love-fest? I’d love to hear in the comments below!