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Poetry Index

By connecting us to emotion, intuition, and the unknown, poetry contributes to the rich, mysterious fabric of a multi-layered mindfulness experience. Here are a few of our favorites. We encourage you to seek out these poems and poets.

David Budbill ~ Bugs in a Bowl
Lucille Clifton ~ Blessing the Boats
Billy Collins ~ Aimless Love
Dana Faulds ~ Allow
Hafiz ~ Admit Something
Tony Hoagland ~ The Word
Sister Dang Nhiem ~ Feather at Midday
Mary Oliver ~ The Summer’s Day, Mindful
Portia Nelson ~ Autobiography in Five Chapters
Kaveri Patel ~ Dear You
Rumi ~ The Guest House
May Sarton ~ Beyond the Question, 1
Naomi Shihab Nye ~ Shoulders, Kindness
Rosemerry Trommer ~ One Morning
Derek Walcott ~ Love After Love
John Welwood ~ Forget About Enlightenment