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Top 10 Modern Poetry Books Recommendations That Will Leave You Thinking.

If there is something truly magical in this world, it would be poetry. This point stands valid even if you don’t like poetry that much, because in this vast sea of modern poetry books there is always that one poem that will strike a chord

Why poetry?

If you need the perfect pause in life, then you should indulge yourself in poetry. Trust us when we say this: it does wonders. Whenever you need to align yourself, just grab a cup of coffee and a good poetry book and discover yourself through the words of someone else. 

The Top 10 Modern Poetry Books

This list of top poetry books is sure to take you on a ride. 

1. I Hope This Reaches Her in Time- R.H Sin

“you owe it to yourself

to give yourself the love

that you’ve misplaced in other”

R.H sin’s words are truly mesmerizing. If you are looking for poetry books on self-love, this book must be on your bookshelf. Additionally, every quote of this poetry book speaks to you and touches your soul in a unique way. 

2. Pillow Thoughts – Courtney Peppernell

“The tragedy of what could have been is nearly as crippling as what once was but can never be again.”

Ever felt a surge of emotions but cannot find words to express it? Thankfully, Courtney has done it for you. This is the best poetry book for loss, you would feel the words truly seep in. Our advice, keep a tissue box nearby.

3. Milk and Honey – Rupi Kaur

“i am water

soft enough

to offer life

tough enough

to drown it away”

Are you a survivor? Well, who isn’t? We have all fought and are fighting battles. We all have that monster under the bed that we fear. This book talks about all of this and much more. Truly the best poetry book on sadness and grief, it will surely take you on an emotional roller coaster.

4. The Nectar of Pain – Najwa Zebian

“My heart aches in


I did not know


Every one of us has had our fair share of heartbreaks. This poetry book on heartbreaks is truly a mirror of the emotions that we undergo. Thus, if you are going through a breakup and/or have been in one, Najwa Zebian’s words will speak volumes to you.

5. The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One – Amanda Lovelace

“my self-worth shouldn’t feel like an act of bravery.”

This one is for all the rebellious souls out there. Encompassing the true feminism spirit, it is anything but subtle. This poetry book on feminism is all that you need for a night out with girls. 

6. Love Her Wild – Atticus

“I think it’s beautiful

the way you sparkle

when you talk about

the things you love.”

Atticus could easily be crowned as the king of poetry. It is amazing how effortlessly this book touches your soul. Also, we believe this book would work wonders even for those who are not a big fan of poetry. Brace yourself, you are in for a journey inside.

7. Bloom – Beau Taplin

“I adore you, god I do, to the point

of madness, to the point of devastation.”

If you are looking for poetry books on love, then you have to get this book. Beautifully written, the book captures the soul of falling deeply in love and dealing with loss and grief.

8. Yesterday I Was the Moon – Noor Unnahar

“isn’t it

breathtakingly beautiful

how you’ve learned

to grow flowers

from the memories

that died

a long time ago”

Looking to read about different cultures? This book is all that and much more. A beautifully written book that so effortlessly pens down complex emotions. 

9. The Essential Rumi – Rumi

“These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.”

Sufism at its best. If you are a fan of poetry books on philosophy and Sufism, this book must be on your nightstand. Meditative and soulful, the Essential Rumi takes you on a journey of self-discovery.

10. 2 Am Thoughts – Makenzie Campbell

“Pen and paper have healed me much better than any doctor ever could.”

We all have had those days when we feel like drowning in our thoughts. This book talks all about depression and dealing with it. Moreover, the best thing about this book is that it feels like it is written especially for you. Get your copy today!

The world of poetry is huge and addictive. Every now and then, it works as an antidepressant to read something so simple yet beautiful. All these books are our top 10 favorite poetry books and must be added to your TBR list. We guarantee, once you read from these, you will feel so much calmer and aligned with yourself.

Happy reading!


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