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15 Best Books On Poetry
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SoulUnraveled: Rising from the ashes
Heartbreak, injustice, war, slavery, anger, vengeance, forgiveness, healing, self-love – life.
This is a voice for the voiceless.
Illuminating the darkness of societal norms.
You will walk in my shoes.
Black Rose by Sheefa Zarma
Black Rose relates to a person in love, to a person heartbroken, to a person accused, ridiculed, misconstrued by the society, time and again, to a person in slavery, oppression, and to people who remain humane and compassionate, despite all they have been through.
In the Heart of Silence by Maryam Bukar Hassan (CD)
Unspoken Feelings Of A Gentleman
A beautiful mind is priceless, but so often our most intimate and untainted thoughts go unheard. This is a passionate unfiltered story of a man stricken with pain, confused with guilt, filled with remorse, and faced with many obstacles. In this book you will enter a realm never visited.
As you turn the pages, untold events will captivate your emotions and a story of the fight a man faces with finding himself and experiencing love is sure to leave your mind blown. It is those things that often go untold that can be life changing.
Unspoken Feelings of a Gentleman II
What is left unsaid can often be more detrimental to any relationship than most believe. Unspoken words seem to alter what has actually been spoken, more than most people realize. This book is the continuation of the story of a man who was bound by pain, imprisoned by guilt, and faced many obstacles while rising above it all.
A Maze Me: Poems for Girls By Naomi Shihab Nye
First love, friendship, school, family, community, having a crush, loving your mother and hating your mother, sense of self, body image, hopes and dreams . . . these seventy-two poems by Naomi Shihab Nye—written expressly for this collection—will speak to girls of all ages. An honest, insightful, inspirational, and amazing collection.
Home: Where Everyone Is Welcome
HOME is a collection of thirty-four poems and twelve songs inspired by a diverse group of immigrants who have made significant contributions to the United States. From Yo-Yo Ma to Audrey Hepburn, Albert Einstein to Celia Cruz, these poems symbolize the many roads that lead to America, and which we expect will continue to converge to build the highways to our future.
To The Women I Once Loved
“TO THE WOMEN I ONCE LOVED” is a reflection of a poet’s heart, his inner feelings towards past relationships, and how they have contributed to the man he has become. Each piece brings consciousness to female attributes that ought to be glorified, and qualities men often neglect.
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. It is about the experience of violence, abuse, love, loss, and femininity. It is split into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose, deals with a different pain, heals a different heartache. milk and honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.
The Sun and Her Flowers
this is the recipe of life
said my mother
as she held me in her arms as i wept
think of those flowers you plant
in the garden each year
they will teach you
that people too
Delicate Thoughts By M. Ballard
You’ll weep, empathize with pain, and experience hope in this two-part collection of poetry and prose. Delicate Thoughts explores the depths of heartbreak, depression, and subsequent woman empowerment in an emotionally raw, diary-like style. Open your heart and absorb the beauty of the human experience that is spilled out on every page.
HIM by Pierre Alex Jeanty
The best-selling poet of HER & HER Vol. 2 returns with a different voice, on a different path, but with the same mission. HIM is a collection of “he-poetry” in a world of “she-poems” that tends to only refer to him when speaking ill.
HER I by Pierre Alex Jeanty
“Her” is a collection of poetry and prose about women, their strengths and beauty. Every woman should know the feelings of being loved and radiating those feelings back to her mate. This is a beautiful expression of heartfelt emotion using short, gratifying sentiments. If there is a lover in you, you will not get enough of “Her.”
Her II by Pierre Alex Jeanty
“Her 2” tugs at the heart strings using short sentiments and vivid, poetic imagery that echo through the chambers of the heart and mind. “Her 2” is sure to be a classic poetic masterpiece for years to come.
Bridget Jones’s Diary
Bridget Jones’ Diary is the devastatingly self-aware, laugh-out-loud daily chronicle of Bridget’s permanent, doomed quest for self-improvement — a year in which she resolves to: reduce the circumference of each thigh by 1.5 inches, visit the gym three times a week not just to buy a sandwich, form a functional relationship with a responsible adult, and learn to program the VCR.
Poems in the Manner of…
Poems in the Manner Of is an illuminating journey through centuries of writers who continue to influence new work today, including that of respected poet and series editor of The Best American Poetry David Lehman.
Mr. Memory & Other Poems
Phillis Levin’s fifth collection of poems encompasses a wide array of styles and voices while staying true to a visionary impulse sparked as much by the smallest detail as the most sublime landscape. From expansive meditation to haiku, in ode and epistle, dream sequence and elegy, Levin’s new poems explore motifs deeply social and historical, personal and metaphysical.
What Have You Lost? By Naomi Shihab Nye
What have you lost? A friend? A brother? A wallet? A memory? A meaning? A year?
A Tear and a Smile By Kahlil Gibran
Khalil Gibran was a Lebanese writer, poet, and visual artist. Gibran was born in the town of Bsharri in the Mount Lebanon Mutasarrifate, Ottoman Empire (north of modern-day Lebanon), to Khalil Gibran and Kamila Gibran (Rahmeh).
19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East
Fowzi, who beats everyone at dominoes; Ibtisam, who wanted to be a doctor; Abu Mahmoud, who knows every eggplant and peach in his West Bank garden; mysterious Uncle Mohammed, who moved to the mountain; a girl in a red sweater dangling a book bag; children in velvet dresses who haunt the candy bowl at the party; Baba Kamalyari, age 71; Mr. Dajani and his swans; Sitti Khadra, who never lost her peace inside.
The Nectar of Pain by Najwa Zebian
The Nectar of Pain is a collection of poetry and prose that the pain of love and loss gave birth to. When pain knocks on your door, let it in. If you don’t, it will knock harder and harder.
Its voice will become louder and louder. So let it in. Spend some time with it. Understand it. Then walk it to the door and let it leave because it’s time for you to welcome happiness.
Overcoming Speechlessness by Alice Walker
In 2006, Alice Walker, working with Women for Women International, visited Rwanda and the eastern Congo to witness the aftermath of the genocide in Kigali. Invited by Code Pink, an antiwar group working to end the Iraq War, Walker traveled to Palestine/Israel three years later to view the devastation on the Gaza Strip. Here is her testimony.