Saturday, March 2, 2024

These Nayyirah Waheed Poems About Love Are Really Awesome

Nayyirah Waheed is a U.S.-based writer who started writing at the age of 11 when her teacher gave a poetry assignment to her class. She published her first book of poetry, titled Salt, in September of 2013. However, since publishing her poems on the Internet, she has amassed a huge following on social media platforms such as Instagram and Tumblr. Here , her poems :-

“If someone does not want me it is not the end of the world. But if I do not want me then the world is nothing but endings.”

“Chemistry is you touching my arm and it setting fire to my mind.”

“I bleed every month but do not die. How am I not magic?”

“Give me just a moment … I am adjusting the roses in my tongue.”

“Desire is the kind of thing that
eats you
leaves you starving.

“I knew you
i met you.
I’ve known you my whole life.”

“Even if you are a small forest surviving off of moon alone, your light is extraordinary.”

“All the women. In me. Are tired.”

“You do not have to be a fire for every mountain blocking you. You could be a water and soft river your way to freedom too.”

“You will be lost and unlost. Over and over again. Relax love. You were meant to be this glorious, epic story.”

“You are a private gold.”

“Stay soft. It looks beautiful on you.”

“I want to live so densely. lush. and slow in the next few years, that a year becomes ten years, and my past becomes only a page in the book of my life.”

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