I'M HOPING THIS IS DIFFERENT TO THE USUAL POETRY RECOMMENDATIONS YOU GET.

Okay, so today I just wanted to share with you some wonderful poetry books and a lil snippet of a part of that book for you!!
Hope you enjoy!
(P.S. Milk & Honey is not on this list, sorry.)

1. The Anatomy of Being - Shinji Moon
I look at you and see all the ways a soul can bruise, and I wish I could sink my hands into your flesh and light lanterns along your spine so you know that there's nothing but light when I see you.

2. No Matter the Wreckage - Sarah Kay
Oh, Brother. No matter your wreckage. There will be someone to find you beautiful, despite the cruddy metal. Your ruin is not to be hidden behind paint and canvas. Let them see the cracks.

3. You Get So Alone at Times it Just Makes Sense - Charles Bukowski
Lighting new cigarettes,
pouring more
drinks.
It has been a beautiful
fight.
Still is.

4. The Princess Saves Herself in this One - Amanda Lovelace
Repeat after me:
you owe
no one
your forgiveness.
- except maybe yourself.

5. Salt - Nayyirah Waheed
I don't pay attention to the
world ending.
it has ended for me
many times
and began again in the morning.

6. Naked Human - Christopher Poindexter
And in the end, we were all just humans, drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness.

7. ; - XQ
One day, I might perhaps become something so small and insignificant to you that you only think of me as often as you think of the little particles of dust that you can see floating around the window in the late afternoon sun. If I'm lucky enough, you'll think of me as often as never thinking of me again at all.”

8. What We Buried - Caitlyn Siehl
Don't you look at what I had for you and call it weak.
Not when you were the one afraid of it.

9. You Can Make Anything Sad - Spencer Madsen
Understanding that people are always a worse version of who they want to be is a way of loving them.

10. Our Bodies and Other Fine Machines - Natalie Wee
Like any unloved thing,
I don't know if I'm real,
When I'm not being touched.

11. Honeybee - Trista Mateer
I promised no more poetry and I’d rather think of this as a confession: you are still the first person I want to share new things with.

12. Howling at the Moon - Darshana Suresh
There are so many good things
in this world,
and every one starts and
ends in your eyes.

13. Love in my Language - Alexandra Elle
No matter how broken we may seem to be, we are never too shattered to put our peace back together

14. The Dogs I Have Kissed - Trista Mateer
My hands are still shaking from
nights spent not knowing
how to want you.

15. Your Soul is a River - Nikita Gill
Some people will always taste like fire and leave the ones that love them tasting like ash.

16. The Chaos of Longing - K.Y. Robinson
Tears swell
in the wells
of my eyes.
love is a
constant
side effect
of mine.

17. Indigo - F.D. Soul
I will tell you this again and again and again; you are enough. you are so incredibly enough.

18. B - Sarah Kay
Because no matter how wide you stretch your fingers, your hands will always be too small to catch all the pain you want to heal. Believe me, I've tried.

19. Stuff I've Been Feeling Lately - Alicia Cook
I'm not the one who got away. Late nights and loneliness have built me up in your head...the next time the smell of Chanel fills up a room, and you find yourself reminded of me, try to remember: I never even wore perfume.

20. If There is Something to Desire: One Hundred Poems - Vera Pavlova
Why is the word yes so brief?
it should be
the longest,
the hardest,
so that you could not decide in an instant to say it,
so that upon reflection you could stop
in the middle of saying it.

21. Love & Vodka: a book of poetry for glass hearts - Christina Strigas
All the parts of me
I did not show you
were the ones
I wanted you to notice.

22. Hush - Nicole Lyons
I have licked the fire and danced in the ashes of every bridge I ever burned. I fear no hell from you

23. Give Me a God I Can Relate to - Blythe Baird
Killing yourself slowly is still killing yourself. Wanting to die is not the same as wanting to come home. Recovery is hard work. Not wanting to die is hard work.

24. Our Numbered Days - Neil Hilborn
You will never be more wrong than the first time you say "I love you." You will mean it, sure, but you'll still be lying.

25. Soft Human - Emery Allen
To love is to have ancient wounds exposed to vicious winds and be caressed instead of burned.

26. Let Them Eat Chaos - Kate Tempest
We die so others can be born
We age so others can be young
The point of life is live,
Love if you can
Then pass it on.

27. Night Sky with Exit Wounds - Ocean Vuong
How sweet. That rain. How something that lives only to fall can be nothing but sweet.

28. Rise of the Trust Fall - Mindy Nettifee
Me, with the leaking sunshine,
all up in everyone’s business with my unchecked fire,
with my incontinent soul.

29. Bone - Yrsa Daley-Ward
If you are afraid to write it,
that's a good sign.
I suppose you know when you're
writing the
truth when you're terrified.

30. Every Last Word - Tamara Ireland Stone
I have a tendency to overthink things, especially when it comes to my friends, and I don’t know…I take things too personally. I mean, it isn’t always them . Sometimes it’s me. I just don’t always know when it’s them and when it’s me, you know?