Healing Quotes and Poems

There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it

-Gustave Flaubert, author of Madame Bovary

Quotes and poetry are food for the soul. Share a favorite quote or poem with Healing Hamlet.

Elegy in Joy

Muriel Rukeyser We tell beginnings: for the flesh and the answer, or the look, the lake in the eye that knows, for the despair that flows down in widest rivers, cloud of home; and also the green tree of grace, all in the leaf, in the love that gives us ourselves. The word of nourishment …

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Healing Quote of the Day

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. –Leo Buscaglia


Sara Teasdale Life has loveliness to sell, All beautiful and splendid things, Blue waves whitened on a cliff, Soaring fire that sways and sings, And children’s faces looking up Holding wonder like a cup. Life has loveliness to  sell, Music like a curve of gold, Scent of pine trees in the rain, Eyes that love you, …

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Healing Quote of the Day

If you don’t create… you will become a menace to society. –Maria Semple, From Where’d You Go, Bernadette

The Eclipse

Richard Eberhart I stood out in the open cold To see the essence of the eclipse Which was its perfect darkness. I stood in the cold on the porch And could not think of anything so perfect As man’s hope of light in the face of darkness.   More poems by Richard Eberhart

Healing Quote of the Day

  Photo by Trevor Dykstra My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. –Maya Angelou About Maya Angelou

Come to the Edge

Christopher Logue Come to the edge. We might fall. Come to the edge. It’s too high! COME TO THE EDGE! And they came, and he pushed, and they flew. More about Christopher Logue

Healing Quote of the Day

The sun never says to the earth, “You owe me.” Look what happens with a love like that. It lights up the whole sky.  ― Hafiz More by Hafiz

Hope is the Thing with Feathers

Emily Dickinson Photo by Kevin AKA Charlie Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all. More poetry by Emily Dickinson

Wear Sunscreen

Mary Schmich Ladies and gentlemen of the class of ’98: Wear sunscreen. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will …

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