Because today is National Poetry Day.
If you have a heart, you probably naturally love poetry or at least you should. Growing up I grew up writing and reading poetry with left me with a huge love for some amazing poets. Being the sap that I am, I always happen to migrate to those poems that warm your heart and make you feel super fuzzy inside. It's natural.
I couldn't let National Poetry Day pass by without giving proper recognition to those poets that spoke about love, relationships and certain topics that we all happen to deal with throughout life. Keep scrolling to see a few of my favorites and an excerpt from their poems that will instantly melt your heart. Don't believe me? Just watch.
"Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option."
-- Maya Angelou
"Where there's a woman, there's magic."
-- Ntozake Shange
"Love is a ripe plum growing on a purple tree, taste it once and the spell of its enchantment will never let you be."
-- Langston Hughes
"Ever been kidnapped by a poet? If I were a poet, I'd kidnap you and put you in my phrases and meter."
-- Nikki Giovanni