Poems & Quotes for Your Handmade Books

April is National Poetry Month, so I thought I’d share some quotes from my favorite poems that I’ve included in my journals and handmade books in the past. To read the full text, click on the title of the poem. For more poetry inspiration, I highly recommend The Poetry Radio Project. 

“When you travel, a new silence goes with you, and if you listen, you will hear what your heart would love to say.”
John O’Dononhue from For The Traveler

“Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.”
Marianne Williamson from Our Deepest Fear

“…there was a new voice which you slowly recognized as your own.”
Mary Oliver from The Journey

“What if the mightiest word is love?”
Elizabeth Alexander from Praise Song for the Day

“If you could see the journey whole, you might never undertake it…”
Jan Richardson from Blessing for Those Who Have Far to Travel

“Unfurl yourself into the grace of beginning.”
John O’Donohue from For a New Beginning

“Feast on your life.”
Derek Walcott from Love after Love

“Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet confinement of your aloneness to learn.”
David Whyte from Sweet Darkness

“I was saved by beauty again and again…”
Christine Valters Paintner from Remember (a poem)

What are your favorite quotes that you include in your handmade books or journals? Leave a comment below or share it in our great Facebook Group.

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5 Thoughts on “Poems & Quotes for Your Handmade Books

  1. Susan Bailey on April 21, 2018 at 8:31 am said:

    Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. -Rumi

  2. Thank you for posting this inspiring and beautiful list of quotes, which include two my personal favourites – and the link to Awakin.org. I’m really enjoying your weekly newsletter

  3. “There is one road along which no one can go, except you. Do not ask where it leads; go forward.” Frederich Nietzche

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