Poetry Selections from @nayyirahwaheed ‘s Book “Salt”

 Happy Valentine’s Day!! 

Today, I am sharing poems from nayyirah waheed’s book Salt, along with photos from my personal collection.


morning half moon above the pre-dawn waves

when you are


night-path-harborthe harbor path at night

you are.
is not
you are.

– circumstances

IMG_0667afterglow from the beach dunes

I lied.
I told you i was not afraid to
love you.
then I walked away.
loved you.

i have spent my whole life
alone, loving you.

-when we choose fear

IMG_5167one of the few recent sunrises I have seen

I don’t pay attention to the
world ending.
it had ended for me
many times
and began again in the morning.

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a ‘selfie’

see your face.
see a flaw.
how. if you are the only one
who has this face.

– the beauty construct

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ocean’s edge

she washes the sea
on her knees.


The Kindle version of salt by nayyirah waheed is free through Sunday Feb 15th.  I downloaded it this past Wednesday, then spent the entire day reading it. It has been *a long time* since I have dedicated a day to reading for pleasure!

Dear Reader: As you feel into the energy in each poem and photo that I chose to share, what arises within? Do you read for pleasure? If so, what is one (or a few) of your favorite books?

Thank you for your presence!

Much peace and abundant love,


You may be interested in:

I Believe in Magic 30-Day Photo Journey – an exploration of heart energy via one poem (from authors such as Mary Oliver, Jeff Foster, Maya Angelou, Walt Whitman) per prompt. I hope you choose to join us; I look forward to seeing glimpses of the beauty and light in *your world*! Registration is open through February 16th.

The Sanctuary of You: Understanding and Appreciating Your Body as a Sacred Container – When you consider your body as a sacred container, you allow your personal energy to inhabit that space, with peace, joy and love (instead of wishing to be anywhere but in your body). Registration is open through February 20th.

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