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Words that make your heart sing

I love words and I love poetry.  There is something about reading or listening to beautiful words that makes my heart sing and fills me with joy.

If you think poetry is still the stuffy words that you had to listen to as background music while gazing out the window in class while daydreaming, you are wrong.

There is so much more to poetry than the stuffy poem where the teacher explains that the poet was sad and that was why he used the colour blue while you were thinking ‘oh please, maybe he just liked the colour blue’.

Listen to this Spoken Word Poem If I should have a daughter from Sarah Kay and tell me you didn’t have to swallow twice to get past the lump in your throat.


I have old favourites like Cloths of Heaven by W.B. Yeats.

Tread softly for you tread on my dreams.  Poem by Yeats from Practicingnormal.com


Margaret Atwood with Habitation where she ponders the depths of marriage.

Marriage, poem by Margaret Atwood from Practicingnormal.com


There are poems I found by getting lost in a black hole on the internet like this beautiful poem lamenting the depths of despair of lost love by Kristina H:  On Missing You


On Missing You:  A poem by Kristina H from Practiicingnormal.com


The Typewriter Series by Tyler Knott Gregson that I discovered on Pinterest last year.   I followed his blog for ages and when he finally brought a book out I was one of the first to buy it.

His book, beautiful photos and more of his poetry is available at tylerknott.com.


Words that make your heart sing from @Practicingnormal.com #reading #poetry #books #bethepoem   Typewriter Series #126 by Tyler Knott Gregson


And one of my all time favourites:  Storypeople by Brain Andreas.

Modern Parenting:

Words that make your heart sing from Practicingnormal.com #reading #poetry #books #bethepoem Tread on my dreams. W.B. Yeats


Celebrating Love:

Words that make your heart sing from Practicingnormal.com #reading #poetry #books #bethepoem Storypeople by Brian Andreas


Words that make your heart sing from Practicingnormal.com #reading #poetry #books #bethepoem Storypeople by Brian Andreas

See more of Brain Andreas by visiting storypeople.com


March 21 is World Poetry Day as declared by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) in 1999. If I’m lucky and have the time I’m going to spend it sliding down the Rabbit Hole with Alice looking for new poets to discover.

If you have any poets that you think I should know about, please add them in the comments.  I would love to hear from you.


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39 replies
  1. Mariet
    Mariet says:

    I know. Isn’t it just the most beautiful words. I love how Spoken Word videos makes poetry accessible to everyone. It is one of my all time favourites.

  2. Leslie
    Leslie says:

    I was an English major, so of course I like poetry. :-) I enjoyed what you posted here, even though my taste runs to the old-fashioned kind of poems that rhyme (and which I occasionally blog about). Are you on tumblr at all? There is a lot of good poetry there. My daughter writes poems, and that is where she hangs out.

  3. Christie
    Christie says:

    I love poetry! Thanks so much for sharing this post with us at Bloggers Brags this week. I’m pinning this to the Bloggers Brags board on Pinterest. Have a great week!

  4. Amy
    Amy says:

    Fun post! I enjoy poetry also, and try to encourage my children to memorize some of my favorites. I’ll be sharing a couple of these :)

  5. Louise
    Louise says:

    So many lovely poems and quotes – I love the one about tread softly for you tread on my dreams and Margaret Attwood’s reflections on marriage. I also love the Brain Andreas quote on Modern Parenting – so very true!

  6. Mariet
    Mariet says:

    Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words. I am not on Tumblr at the moment. I do visit occasionally and get lost for hours. Would love to see some of your daughters poems if you want to share.

  7. Mariet
    Mariet says:

    It is one of my favourite TED talks of all time. I tear up every time that I watch it and I love sharing it with people.

  8. Mariet
    Mariet says:

    Thanks for stopping by. I can get lost in the Story People for ages. I love sharing words that I love with other people.

  9. Mariet
    Mariet says:

    Thank you for stopping by Amy. I’m always reading and quoting poetry to my kids and husband. I’m sure it drives them a bit insane, but my dad did the same to me and over time it nurtures a deep love for beautiful words.

  10. Nikki Jo Frank-Hamilton
    Nikki Jo Frank-Hamilton says:

    I love how some people have the talent of stringing words together so they mean so much more than they do standing alone. I am envious of this talent. Occasionally I think that I get lucky enough to string them together so they are bigger, but it takes a muscle in my brain that is not strong enough to do it at all times. I love the quotes that you shared above, thanks!
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  11. Michelle Reeves (bodfortea)
    Michelle Reeves (bodfortea) says:

    Oh MY! I’m wiping the tears from my eyes after that poem on TED – unbelievably powerful. Thank you so much for sharing this – I have a linky each Monday called Share the Joy and I would SO love you to link up there if you have the time so others can read this x

  12. Mariet
    Mariet says:

    Hi Michelle
    I would love to link up and will make sure I visit on Monday. Thank you for inviting me.

  13. Spidermummy
    Spidermummy says:

    What a gorgeous post, I never actively seek out poetry, but often think I should as I really do love a lot of it. That TED talk is absolutely beautiful, and having two daughters it really does give me a lump in the throat! Just read your Magical Books post too, which I have bookmarked for new books to read!!! Like you I read at every given opportunity, I love nothing more than to get totally lost in one x

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