Inspiring Words (Poems) by #InspiringWomen

"Santa Teresa col Bambino Ges" by Giovanni Battista Piranesi
“Santa Teresa col Bambino Ges” by Giovanni Battista Piranesi

This Sunday, #inspiringwomen was trending on Twitter, and that inspired me to share some poetry that has inspired me to become a better person (and a better woman).

“Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou

“Kindness” by Naomi Shihab Nye (read by Kim Rosen)

“I Won’t Take No for An Answer” by St. Catherine of Siena
(translated by Daniel Ladinsky)

“I won’t take no for an answer,”
God began to say
to me

when He opened His arms each night
wanting us to
dance.

“Not Yet Tickled” by St. Teresa of Avila
(translated by Daniel Ladinsky)

How did those priests ever get so serious
and preach all that
gloom?

I don’t think God
tickled them
yet.

Beloved—hurry.

Advertisements

Add to the Conversation:

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s