Poetic Prompts

“Poetry is the music of the soul and above all, of great and feeling souls.” Voltaire

Below is a short selection of poems to invite you into a place of quiet inner reflection and “pause”.

The Invitation by Oriah (in Mountain Dreamer)

Everything is Waiting for you by David Whyte

The Journey by Mary Oliver (in Dream Work)

Raven, Teach me to Ride the Winds of Change by Margaret Wheatley

Love after Love by Derek Walcott, (in Sea Grapes)

A Blessing by John O’Donohue (in Anam Cara)

Leadership by Mary Lou Anderson

Walk Slowly by Danna Faulds

The Dash by Linda Ellis

“Good poetry begins with
the lightest touch,
a breeze arriving from nowhere
a whispered healing arrival,
a word in your ear,
a settling into things,
then like a hand in the dark
it arrests the whole body,
steeling you for revelation.”

– Extract from The Lightest Touch, by David Whyte


We are happy to hear your own recommendations so we can add to the list above. Contact us with your suggestions.