Should I get lost, just point me in the direction of a poem.
Betty Bleen

The Healing Power of Poetry

The Healing Power of Poetry

Nov 5, 2012-- ""I never could connect with poetry," Jan said. "I'm a math teacher!" She was sitting on my living room couch surrounded by piles of poetry books. On the coffee table was a stack of cards, each with a different poem on it. Even some of the art on the wall had hand-calligraphed verses among the colors....Jan's glance fell on a stack of Mary Oliver's books, and tears came to her eyes. "A few years ago, when I started teaching at my current job, the first friend I made was Rita, an English teacher and a poet. I confessed to her my inability to understand poetry. With a knowing look in her eye, she said, 'Don't worry, I'll take care of that!'" (7808 reads)


Read Full Story
What's your reaction? inspiring fascinating courageous hopeful
Take ActionTake a moment to revisit one of your favorite poems today.



Quote Bulletin


Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are truly endless.
Mother Teresa

Search by keyword: Happiness, Wisdom, Work, Science, Technology, Meditation, Joy, Love, Success, Education, Relationships, Life
Contribute To      
Upcoming Stories      

Subscribe to DailyGood

We've sent daily emails for over 16 years, without any ads. Join a community of 149,260 by entering your email below.

  • Email:
Subscribe Unsubscribe?




Trending DailyGoods