RAINDROPS OF WORDS BUT AN OCEAN OF MEANING: THE SHORT POEMS OF NAYYIRAH WAHEED

Nayyirah Waheed is my favorite poet right now. Each of her poems is like a small drink of water that refreshes you as if you'll never feel thirst again. I'm constantly astounded by how much she says in so few words: her small poems are the perfect length to roll around in your mind all day. Unforgettable. Follow her on Insta for a daily dose 🌝
  1. Immediate
  2. right?
  3. This is true for me. Is it true for you?
  4. On strength
  5. On sorrow
  6. Thunder & rain
  7. On loneliness
  8. No needs to have your back but you
  9. After
  10. Walking in & out of our lives
  11. Don't forget
  12. Embrace it. Explode.
  13. Haven't you done this?
  14. On beauty
  15. It's not you
  16. One does not need the other
  17. Wild, beautiful
  18. On self
  19. It ebbs, it flows
  20. There is no easy way
  21. Breathe
  22. I know these words
  23. Multitude
  24. On being born
  25. I think all women know this
  26. On self love
  27. On patience
  28. Skin
  29. On strength
  30. 'No' is the most freeing word in the English language
  31. The world breaks everyone
  32. On the past. On roots.
  33. On origin
  34. Change
  35. Like recognizing an old friend
  36. On time
  37. I am original, I am inimitable
  38. On growth
  39. I hope her words are a balm for your soul as they are for mine.