go-to poems when you are having a bad day / hope / poetry

Poetry for Melancholy Days

I was feeing a little melancholy this morning.  I don’t really know why.  Maybe because I missed my early morning workout and my body was mad at me.  Maybe because I have spent too much time pondering my life and future decisions.  I don’t know, but I just felt downright in the dumps. 

I vented a little bit on Twitter, and then I sent out a call for poetry to help put a smile on my face.  One of my new, sweet Twitter tweeps @jessicavarin came to the rescue and sent me a link with the following tweet:  Try Gregory Orr. More hope than cheer.  And then I found this poem (“To be alive” by Gregory Orr) to turn my frown upside down:

http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/19233

Thank you so much, Jessica, for helping bring a smile and touch of hope to my day. 

Do you have any go-to poems for when you are having a bad day?  I’d love to get a collection going.

Smile, Andee

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2 thoughts on “Poetry for Melancholy Days

  1. Hi Caren, I think many of us can relate to your comment on inspiration and depression, so I hope you had success in writing another happy poem! Thanks for visiting my blog, and know I appreciate your feedback. :)Enjoy your afternoon! Andrea

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