I can't think of a poignant or witty title. Just some poems that have struck a chord with me. For my records as much as yours.
  1. 1.
    Mad Girl's Love Song
    by Sylvia Plath. "I think I made you up inside my head." ('s-Love-Song)
  2. 2.
    The Quiet World
    by Jeffrey McDaniel. "In an effort to get people to look / into each other's eyes more / and also to appease the mutes / the government has decided / to allot each person exactly one hundred / and sixty-seven words, per day." (
  3. 3.
    Slow Dance
    by Tim Seibles. "Sometimes I miss you / the way someone drowning / remembers the air." (
  4. 4.
    The Nutritionist
    by Andrea Gibson. "You are not weak just because your heart feels so heavy." ( /
  5. 5.
    Infirmary Blues
    by Sylvia Plath. "And you say all right and turn your face away because you are going to cry." (
  6. 6.
    You Are Tired
    by E. E. Cummings. "You are tired / (I think) / Of the always puzzle of living and doing / And so am I." (
  7. 7.
    Variation on the Word Sleep
    by Margaret Atwood. "I would like to be the air / that inhabits you for a moment / only. I would like to be that unnoticed / and that necessary." (
  8. 8.
    Late Fragment
    by Raymond Carver. "And did you get what / you wanted from this life, even so?" (
  9. 9.
    Have You Ever Tried to Enter the Long Black Branches?
  10. 10.
    Funeral Blues
    by W. H. Auden. "The stars are not wanted now; put out every one." (
  11. 11.
    The Good News
    by Thich Nhat Hanh. "The latest good news / is that you can do it." (
  12. 12.
    The Obligation to Be Happy
    by Linda Pastan. "Only Midas himself / would understand." (
  13. 13.
    B (If I Should Have a Daughter)
    by 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." ( /
  14. 14.
    East Coker (The Four Quartets)
    by T. S. Eliot. "I said to my soul: be still and wait without hope / For hope would be hope in the wrong thing." (
  15. 15.
    by Mark Haddon. "Look at you. You're reading poetry." (