Tag: Poems for courage

5 poets to raise your courage

Great poetry raises my courage

Kahlil Gibran, born in Lebanon, was a poet, artist, philosophical essayist and a novelist,who emigrated to New York in 1885. His work, written both in Arabic and English was very much influenced by the European modernists of the nineteenth century, with deep mystical, philosophical and spiritual understanding of the world. Gibran had simple, yet direct […]

via Kahlil Gibran’s timeless wisdom on the purpose of poetry and meaning of work —

This post begins with a reblog of Business in Rhyme.

The major joy of blogging on WordPress.com is discovering excellent thought leaders and fascinating content  that stretch the imagination.  Have just found Business in Rhyme written by Maja S. Todorovic.

What made me keep reading Todorovic’s blog?

Her unique blend of interests and talents made me curious. I wanted more. I will admit I ended up googling her background. Her Internet presence and publications cover several  pages on Google’s search engine.

“The latest Tweets from Maja S. Todorovic (@businessinrhyme). Writer, educator and entrepreneur: a place where creativity and poetry meet. Her Twitter biography mentions she writes from The Netherlands. (I love visiting The Netherlands for many reasons, number one being that the Van Gogh Museum grew out of the painter’s family treasure of his works.) So I’m intrigued in Todorovic’s travels and cultural background.”

From Todorovic’s blog, Business in Rhyme on WordPress.com.

As promised, here are five great poets to build courage

  1. Kahlil Gibran
  2. Anne Sexton
  3. Antonio Machado
  4. Maya Angelou
  5. Robert Bly

When you click the links you will see well-known poetry sites, who have permission to republish these poets’ poems, a single poem by each one related to the topic of courage. Thanks for reading. If you enjoy reading this, please share it. A friend or loved one may need cheering up. These poets and poems strengthen us in ways nothing else can.

Deborah Taylor-French writes at Dog Leader Mysteries

I like poetry that makes me laugh.
A good book makes a great day.