Chapter Two

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As longs as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.

— Anne Frank (via skycloudsky)

do you have any poetry book recommendations? from Anonymous


If you mean tangible poetry books, check out these:

  • A Year With Hafiz: Daily Compilations by Hafiz
  • Love & Misadventure by Lang Leav
  • The Essential Rumi, New Expanded Edition by Rumi
  • In the Presence of Absence by Mahmoud Darwish
  • Chasers of the Light: Poems from the Typewriter Series by Tyler Knott Gregson
  • The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
  • No Matter the Wreckage by Sarah Kay
  • The Anatomy of Being by Shinji Moon
  • Love is a Dog From Hell by Charles Bukowski
  • The Collected Poems by Sylvia Plath
  • Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth by Warsan Shire
  • And Still I Rise by Maya Angelou
  • Book of Longing by Leonard Cohen
  • Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
  • The Essential Neruda: Selected Poems by Pablo Neruda
  • Honeybee: a collection of poems about letting go by Trista Mateer