Poetry and quotes can often help us through difficult times, provide comfort, inspire and motivate. I would like to share with you a round-up of some of the beautiful contributions received from the global Twitter community.
These words of wisdom are old or contemporary, by the more or less famous, by people we know or don’t. Each contribution also carries in itself a personal story, which, even if not told here, I would like to recognise and express my gratitude for your generosity.
About: Ida Linse, Marijke Bruining, boek
#mindfulness bij #kanker, BOOM uitgevers, #meditatie #cancer #onlinetraining. http://facebook.com/mindfulnessbijkanker…
About Will: I’m a Coach and RTT practitioner who helps stuck people feel free and empowered without stress and struggle. Trier, Germany. willaylward.com
Kavyasiddhi has also very generously recorded the poem for us and explains what it means to her and the work she does. The reading is included in my Soul Cravings podcast episode on “Why writing and reading is good for you” embedded in the bottom section of this article.
About: Counsellor with a Buddhist background. Member of
About Alison: Our star signs are perfect for each of us & the planets are beautifully aligned.
#astrology #horoscope #planets
Birmingham, England alisontheastrologer.com
Taryn has also recorded this poems. The reading is included in my Soul Cravings podcast episode on “Why writing and reading is good for you” embedded in the bottom section of this article.
About Taryn: Writer | Programmer | Data Fiend |
#Dragon #Thunder #Coffee
South Africa dragonscodex.net
About Victoria: Founder and managing director of strategic PR and communications agency
@LexRexComms. http://Chart.PR , MCIPR and former solicitor.
About Peter: #HealthyFood,
#exercise, #education, #SelfKnowledge, creating #wholeness.
Gary reads the poem and shares a special moment with us spent with Long Meg and her daughters, a stone circle in Cumbria – all included in my Soul Cravings podcast episode on “Why writing and reading is good for you” embedded in the bottom section of this article.
About Gary: English film maker, author & poet | Work held in permanent collections, MoMA, New York and The Wordsworth Trust, England, Wildest Cumbria
#MBACP #Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor. She/her. Interested in spirituality, self-compassion and resilience.Views are mine retweets are not. Cardiff, Wales
About: A Widow’s Awakening, by Maryanne Pope, is a creative non-fiction book about the on-duty death of her police officer husband. 2000 copies sold.
About Judy: A bit of work and bit of play adds balance to make Judy smile. Chat on wellbeing at work, marketing/ PR, meditation and finding inspiration for work & life.
About Aedin: Computational oncology,
#bioinformatics, biostatistics, #rstats, R, @bioconductor, women in STEM, parents in STEM, a bit of rugby, Tweets are my own
About Wendelien: Palliative & Bereavement Counsellor & Supervisor, Soul Midwife, Death Cafe facilitator, Reiki, Co-Author Grief Book, Kidney transplant supporter in chief.
About Naomi: Social Worker & Researcher: Palliative Care, Grief & Bereavement, Caregivers, Rural Health. Music Therapy background.
About Vasiliki: Positive psychology
#advocate. Extraordinary people expand our awareness and nurture our #Authenticity. teacher. lifelong #learner
About Ma Baker: Fulham microbakery & Bread School,
#TripAdvisor number 1 Class in London #GreatTasteAwards 3* winner #WorldBreadAward Gold. Top 5 London Baker #EveningStandard
About Ilene: #Surviving
#breastcancer #metastaticbreastcancer Rx de novo ‘15 #survivor #cancerpatient #stage4needsmore #Etsy #Vintage shop @YeuxDeux, #poet #blogger
The episode on ‘Why writing and reading are good for you’ includes some beautiful poetry readings by contributors to this article.
Image by congerdesign via Pixabay
Thank you for this post, especially the recordings.
It’s great to ephemeral twittersphere content given a more permanent home
Thanks Peter, and for participating, too. Best wishes. Karin
Thank you for including the voices singing words that inspire me and lift my spirits. It’s not ironic that as writers we read and find sometimes the most apropos to express what we cannot with an economy of words. As I get older I’ve added Robert Frost to my list of favorite poets. It’s a long way from university where I studied the romantic poets and novelists both British and American. Who knew this would provide cold comfort in times of terminal illness. Perhaps the messages of Love in the Time of Cholera can resonate too, as they once had no meaning that I could fit into a life with meaning derived from work. I’m not a new or a better me better off by way of cancer. I’m just as good as before but derive meaning from more spiritually infused origins.
I throughly enjoyed reading poetic inspirations from other people. Thank you so much for bringing words together visa vis the magically connected global network of voices to sing harmoniously in a choir of hope. You’re, “like totally awesome,” as they say in California.
Thank you so much Ilene. I can relate to a lot you say, as no doubt, others will, too. I am grateful for your kind support. Warm wishes. Karin