World Poetry Day was almost two months, but poetry should be celebrated every day. It is only appropriate to every so often, highlight some of the best poets’ humanity has managed to produce. Our world is filled with writers, singers, actors, painters, and creative beings. Like little gems of light on an otherwise darkened planet, artists illuminate our lives with words, lyrics, scripts and sketches; pure miracles at times.
In the words of John Keating: “We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.”
If you aren’t familiar with the names below, I highly suggest you brighten your day with a few of their featured snippets. It will caress your inner poet, even if you were unaware it existed.
Orion Carloto may not be a household name in the artist community, but it is certainly one you should remember. Although initially a YouTuber, Orion has branched out, embracing her creativity and adding titles such as writer, poet, admirer of art and content creator on her list of things she excels at. With some gems, buffed and polished by her below, you can easily see why she is a pure artist of our time.
Quote: “We spoke again in my dreams last night, but the truth isn’t always pretty – I woke up to an empty bed.”
From Melbourne Australia, Beau Christopher Taplin is a self-published author. With titles such as ‘The Wild Heart’, ‘Playing With Fire’, ‘Buried Light’, and his most recent publication, ‘Bloom’, Beau has found remarkable success all across the globe.
Quote: “Listen to me, your body is not a temple. Temples can be destroyed and desecrated. Your body is a forest – thick canopies of maple trees and sweet scented wildflowers sprouting in the underwood. You will grow back, over and over, no matter how badly you are devastated.”
Rupi Kaur has found herself somewhat of an icon in the literary world. Born in Punjab, India, she immigrated to Canada when she was four years old. Rupi has claimed the title of an ‘Instapoet’ due to her large following and traction she gains from posting her work online, as well as the massive success of her book ‘milk and honey’, debuted in 2015. Discussing topics such as feminism, equality, abuse, love and loss, Rupi Kaur is certainly a name for the history books.
Quote: “My heart aches for sisters. More than anything it aches for women helping women like flowers ache for spring.”
Collaborating with the likes of Teen Vogue, Cleo has already made her mark on the world. She strongly believes that art is for all, creating empowering messages with her raw femininity and honesty. If you’ve not heard her speak, I would suggest pulling up a video immediately. Her passion and way with words are truly remarkable.
Quote: “But maybe don’t “Tomorrow” your life away.”
Absolutely enamouring people with her books ‘Memories’ and ‘Love & Misadventures’, Lang Leav has us waiting in complete anticipation for her next novel entitled, ‘Sad Girls’. Combining simplicity and wit, Lang curates poems that warms your heart, breaking it simultaneously.
Quote: “We’re kids, aren’t we? Yes, kids with grown-up powers.”
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