Poems can elevate us, capture our imagination, and connect us to strong feelings. Sometimes when you read a poem you have the feeling — “that’s exactly how I feel!” Other times reading a poem is such a powerful experience that you can feel as if you have made a new friend or connected with the poet in an intimate way.
Poems are a simple way for you to express and appreciate simple things for which you are grateful. And when a hospitalized child reads your SoaringPoem, he or she will feel more hopeful and grateful as they experience something through your poet’s eyes.
Writing a poem is a wonderful way to express your signature strengths, the parts of you that really make you unique. Great poetry stands the test of time, connecting us to nature, to emotions and to feelings that make us feel alive and hopeful.
In 1803, William Blake wrote the following words which are timeless, simple and powerful.
To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour.