Categories: Mental Health

The Best Poetry Books To Read Based On Your Emotions

Sometimes when your feelings are too strong the best way to express them is through writing. When you are having strong emotions it’s sometimes even harder to convey true feelings in writing. You can turn to others to find just the right words to make you feel better or even help you convey your emotions. A lot of the time the best way to convey emotions is through poetry books. There are thousands of poems and poets that are able to express exactly how you think you should be feeling. Poetry books are a great way to read what you’re feeling or even find ways to suppress or calm down those emotions. 

Feeling Calm

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

Kahlil Gibran is a Lebanese-American poet from 1883 to 1931. Gibran was raised Maronite Catholic but gained a lot of his influences for his writing from Islam. The Prophet is one of his best known works which was first published in the United States. It was then translated into more than 100 languages. It consists of 26 prose poetry fables that express and convey all different kinds of emotions. The Prophet is a great poetry book to read when you are in a calm state of mind. The poems are simple to follow and the words powerful. Gibran is able to transport you with just his writing. You could also read this book when you are trying to find a way to be calm. It is perfect for a light read and you’ll feel at ease as you read this popular work by Gibran.

Feeling Angry

Everything You Cannot Say by Iain S. Thomas

Iain Thomas has a way of writing exactly what you are feeling. He is a world-renowned award-winning writer for his exemplary way of creating poetry that touches hearts and minds. He is internationally known for multiple of his poetry books. Everything You Cannot Say is a perfect poetry book to read when you are feeling angry. The words he is able to express are a great way to help you calm down and find peace of mind. He makes you see the world differently through the lens of a peaceful mind. He is a fantastic writer so he knows just how to make you think of the world differently. You’ll be able to find the meaning behind your strong feelings when you read Thomas’ poems.  

Feeling In Love

The Sonnets by William Shakespeare

Absolute iconic, timeless, and classic are the Sonnets by William Shakespeare. Shakespeare himself is world-renowned for being one of the most incredible writers in history. His works and plays are read and shown all over the world. Shakespeare was from England and he lived and died from 1564 to 1616. His name is said all around the world because his work is just so famous. You’ve once in your life heard, read, or seen a Shakespeare classic. If you don’t think you have then you have definitely seen work inspired by his writings. He’s an inspiration to writers everywhere. Shakespeare collections of Sonnets are the best way to convey the feelings you have of intense love. He writes so many sonnets almost as if they were love letters. If you ever wanted to read something that truly spoke about your feelings of love or just wanted to find a way to express your love then the Sonnets are the perfect poems for you.

Feeling Sad

Pillow Thoughts by Courtney Peppernell

Courtney Peppernell is an incredible poetry writer best known for her poetry book Pillow Thoughts. She has now different editions of this iconic poetry book that all express feelings of raw emotions. In her book, Pillow Talks she is able to talk about the feelings of heartbreak, sadness, loneliness, and just the ultimate sorrow of giving up. When you’re sad sometimes it’s so hard to find reasons to be happy. Peppernell is able to bring you to that place of sadness then instantly pull you out with concluding words of love and saying you are enough. Pillow Talks is one of my favorite poetry books to read when I am feeling sad because Peppernell finds a way for me to read her words and feel like I’m not alone in my sad thoughts. At the same time, she finds a way to make me feel better and give me a calming peace of mind. I can even find happiness when reading Pillow Thoughts.

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Feeling Lonely

I Hope You Stay By Courtney Peppernell

Another beautiful work of Courtney’s is I Hope You Stay. Another way she is able to make you feel as if you are not alone at all. When you are feeling lonely and hopeless I Hope You Stay is great for reading something so you don’t feel alone. Peppernell is able to write emotions that are so hard to describe or explain and that’s why her poetry books are perfect for finding a place of belonging. So when you are feeling lonely I Hope You Stay is going to help you feel like there are other people who know how you feel and the poetry book also tells you that you are worth staying.

Feeling Happy

The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

Rupi Kaur became famous when she would post her visual poetry on Instagram. Eventually, she became well known for her poetry book Milk and Honey. She is able to write beautiful works of poetry. In her book The Sun and Her Flowers it is split into the different cycles of a flower which are  Wilting, Falling, Rooting, Rising, and Blooming. It’s all about finding yourself and following the cycle of a flower. Sometimes you start off rough but in the end, you blossom into something beautiful. You will find that in this poetry book. Kaur is able to share with you the beautiful cycle that is you. When you are feeling happy this is the perfect book for you to read to transport you to a mental space of bliss.

Which of these poetry books resonated the most with you? Are you going to buy any of these poetry books? Let us know in the comments. Don’t forget to share with your friends and family so they can find poetry books that best convey their feelings and emotions.

Sara-Frances Sassine

Hi, my name is Sara and I'm a 22-year-old college student in New York. I'm a corporate communications major excited and passionate about writing and art. When I graduate from Baruch College I hope to pursue my dream of getting a cosmetology license and hope to one day be working in the beauty industry.

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