Inspiring poems, insightful stories and incandescent images – together they can lift spirits, provide comfort and even help you create a better life.
What’s their secret?
- Works of art, no matter how simple or elaborate, reach beyond our intellect to touch your soul directly.
- They help you make sense of the world around you by interpreting the world in terms of images and sensations.
- Poems, stories and images are resources you can turn to again and again – possibly finding new meaning with each new encounter.
- Finally, in the case of certain inspiring poems, rhyme and meter combine to help drive home a message that is remembered in a uniquely personal way.
Revisiting fond memories
Most of us can still recall the favorite poems of our childhood. These were likely simple rhymes with recognizable themes. They could be poems from books, song lyrics or dialog we overheard. They could make you laugh or cry – sometimes simultaneously. And that’s what made them special – their basic messages and their simple outpour of emotion.
Years pass, and we are distracted by jobs, homes and other obligations. And how often, as we mature, do we find ourselves nostalgic for those poems of our youth; specifically, the feeling of fun and accomplishment in memorizing them and the challenge of sometimes leaving your comfort zone to discover a greater truth about yourself.
Taking the message to others
Inspiring poems that touch your heart can do the same for your friends and family – another example of the power of poetry.
In an age of email, texting and Facebook updates, inspirational poetry delivers a different kind of message to your friends. Like in the old days of telegrams, poems cut through the clutter of communication and get their point across in very few words.
When you share poetry, in the form of keepsake versions bound in illustrated books or professionally framed, you are showing how much you care, and offering a way to help others recognize the joy in their lives or cope with life’s darker moments.
A better life through inspiring poems
The large events that touch your life – births, graduations, weddings, even deaths – are all occasions for introspection. Imagine how poetry can complement these moments, and how valuable they can be when you return to them whenever your spirits need a lift.
Like trusted old friends, poems, stories and images enhance your life without you even realizing it. With every smile of relaxation or nod of recognition an inspiring poem brings, you have created a better life in a small but meaningful way.
Read inspiring poems, stories, affirmations and empowering messages from Visions in Verse eBook daily and transform your life into what you really want it to be.