Poetry is one way we homo sapiens, can get a glimpse into another’s life, into the lives of people whose experiences may be wholly different than our own. Poetry has the power to meet us where we are and possibly begin to change us.
Humanism is about human lives–the story of our lives–both our individual and collective experiences but without any divine intervention.
At the beginning of April, in honor of National Poetry Month, members of our Deconversion Anonymous Facebook group shared some of their most treasured poems. Enjoy!
- Amen by James Baldwin
- Do Not Ask Your Children to Strive by William Martin
- The Darkling Thrush by Thomas Hardy
- Dreams by Langston Hughes
- The Journey by Mary Oliver
- Otherwise by Jane Kenyon
- The Patience of Ordinary Things by Pat Schneider
- The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry
- Song of Durin by JRR Tolkien
- Stupid, Conceited Men by Sister Juana Inés de la Cruz
- Tender by Sophie Klahr
- There are Men Too Gentle to Live Among Wolves by James Kavanaugh
- This Be the Verse by Philip Larkin
- Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden
- Warning by Jenny Joseph
- You Came Too by Nikki Giovanni
For more poetic humanism, check out these Graceful Atheist interviews!
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