In a world filled with complexities and challenges, we often find solace in the little things, like short poems that speak to our hearts. Inspired by the works of poets like Rupi Kaur and Maya Angelou, this collection of heart-opening self-love poems invites you to explore your true self, celebrating the beauty within.
As pairs of poems dance together like best friends, each line echoes a self-love quote, offering a reminder that the love story between you and your inner self is a sacred communion.
Like a collection of poetry, each poem is a celebration of presence, a flash of the teeth, and a breath of life, guiding you on a journey to a deeper understanding of self-love.
As you delve into these inspiring poems, remember the words of self love philosopher Melody Godfred
“The best way to fill your life with love is to start with loving yourself.”
Let these uplifting verses serve as positive affirmations, transforming bad times into good news and offering a new perspective on self-love.
Like the poetry of physics, your journey to self-love transcends time and space, creating a state of mind filled with sweet joy and inner calm.
As you turn the pages of your book of poems, let the words of phenomenal women like Oprah, Erin Hanson, and Nikita Gill resonate in your soul. Embrace your own self-love as a work of art, a living testament to your growth and resilience.
In the words of Walt Whitman….
“Love the earth and sun and the animals…re-examine all you have been told at church or school or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem.”
Table of Contents
- Self Love Poetry
- I: The Moon’s Embrace
- II: Gaia’s Daughter
- III: The Phoenix’s Flight
- IV: The Serpent’s Wisdom
- V: Aphrodite’s Mirror
- VI: The Siren’s Song
- VII: Artemis’ Bow
- I: Blossoming Self
- II: A Symphony of Love
- III: Ocean of Love
- IV: Reflections of Love
- V: The Dance of Love
- VI: A Love Letter to Myself
- VII: The Song of Self-Love
- I: A Celebration of Presence
- II: Timeless Love
- III: Best Friends Within
- IV: A World of Love
- V: The Labor of Love
- VI: No Less Love
- VII: Love’s Tapestry
- I: The Essence Within
- II: The Mirror’s Gaze
- III: The Garden of Self
- IV: The Eternal Flame
- V: The River of Love
- VI: The Song of the Heart
- VII: The Mountain’s Summit
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Self Love Poetry
I: The Moon’s Embrace
In the arms of the celestial moon,
A goddess rises, her love in full bloom,
Bathed in silver light, her power unveiled,
The whispers of self-love, through her heart, sailed,
A mystical dance with stars, as she swoons.
II: Gaia’s Daughter
From the depths of Gaia’s loving womb,
A woman emerges, a vibrant bloom,
Rooted in the Earth, embracing her grace,
A love for herself, in every embrace,
Her heart a garden, where self-love consumes.
III: The Phoenix’s Flight
Rising from the ashes, a phoenix reborn,
A woman of fire, her spirit adorned,
In the blaze of self-love, she takes flight,
An ancient tale of strength, beauty, and might,
A symbol of resilience, her heart untorn.
IV: The Serpent’s Wisdom
Like a serpent, shedding her skin,
A woman transforms, her love within,
Embracing her essence, her wisdom divine,
With the folklore of old, her spirit aligns,
A journey of self-love, a mystical kin.
V: Aphrodite’s Mirror
In the reflection of Aphrodite’s grace,
A woman beholds her own radiant face,
The goddess of love whispers secrets untold,
A mystical embrace, her heart unfolds,
A tapestry of self-love, her soul’s embrace.
VI: The Siren’s Song
As the siren sings her enchanting tune,
A woman’s love for herself begins to bloom,
Through the depths of the ocean, her voice carries,
The lore of self-love, a treasure she marries,
A mystical call, under the silvery moon.
VII: Artemis’ Bow
With the strength of Artemis, she draws her bow,
A woman empowered, her self-love aglow,
In the ancient forests, her heart roams free,
A mythical force, a divine decree,
The arrow of self-love, she gracefully bestows.
I: Blossoming Self
In the garden of my soul,
I stand tall, a blossoming flower,
Reveling in my vibrant hues,
Embracing each delicate petal,
In this radiant self-love hour.
II: A Symphony of Love
I am the conductor of my heart,
The maestro of self-love’s sweet symphony,
With every beat, every note,
I create harmonious melodies,
For I know my worth, and I’ll never part.
III: Ocean of Love
In the depths of my being,
An ocean of love resides,
Where waves of self-compassion crash,
I dive into its endless tides,
Discovering strength, in love’s serene.
IV: Reflections of Love
In the mirror, I see my truth,
A masterpiece crafted with grace,
Each flaw, a unique stroke of art,
I smile, accepting my face,
For self-love is the fountain of youth.
V: The Dance of Love
In the ballroom of my heart,
I dance with the rhythm of self-love,
Twirling, spinning, ever so free,
Celebrating the beauty of me,
A waltz that shall never depart.
VI: A Love Letter to Myself
Dear Me, the love I hold inside,
I’ll pen in words of tender grace,
A boundless love for every part,
A promise to always embrace,
The journey of self-love, a lifelong ride.
VII: The Song of Self-Love
I sing the chorus of my soul,
A melody of self-love’s refrain,
With every note, I rise above,
In joy and sorrow, sun and rain,
I am whole, and self-love makes me whole.
I: A Celebration of Presence
In the stillness of my heart,
I find a celebration of my presence,
A kind of love that knows no bounds,
A gentle whisper, a warm embrace,
The best of ways to love oneself.
II: Timeless Love
In the sands of time, I stand,
With love, both vast and grand,
A self-love journey, much time it takes,
But oh, the joy it brings, the heart it wakes,
For I am worth each precious strand.
III: Best Friends Within
In the mirror, I see a friend,
A living being, with love to lend,
For in my heart, a friendship blooms,
A bond that nurtures, heals, and fumes,
In self-love’s fire, our spirits blend.
IV: A World of Love
In the hearts of living beings,
A love that’s true, a love that sings,
A solemn marriage, life-changing grace,
A kind of love that fills each space,
The gift of self-love, sweet joy it brings.
V: The Labor of Love
Through hard work and dedication,
I build a love that knows no limitation,
A life-changing journey, one step at a time,
In the depths of my soul, a love sublime,
The celebration of my presence, my heart’s elation.
VI: No Less Love
In this world, there’s no less love,
For self-love’s wings, like that of a dove,
Carry me through the storms of life,
Through pain and sorrow, joy and strife,
A solemn marriage, a divine glove.
VII: Love’s Tapestry
I weave a tapestry of self-love,
A masterpiece of colors, life-changing and bold,
Each thread a testament to my heart’s work,
A celebration of my presence, a loving quirk,
In this beautiful dance, I rise above.
I: The Essence Within
In the quiet whispers of the heart,
A love profound, your essence, your art,
Unveil the treasure that lies within,
Embrace your soul, let self-love begin,
For you are perfect, a divine counterpart.
II: The Mirror’s Gaze
Gaze upon the mirror’s reflection,
Witness your soul’s divine perfection,
A radiant being, a light untamed,
Let self-love flow, unshackled, unchained,
In your own embrace, find love’s connection.
III: The Garden of Self
Cultivate the garden of your soul,
Tend to each seed, make self-love your goal,
With every blossom, every leaf unfurled,
Become a beacon in this earthly world,
A sanctuary where love takes control.
IV: The Eternal Flame
Inside, a flame of love burns bright,
A beacon in the darkest night,
Let self-love’s fire warm your core,
Ignite your spirit, and evermore,
Shine like the sun, a guiding light.
V: The River of Love
Flow like the river, steady and strong,
Carrying self-love’s current along,
Through rocks and rapids, twists and turns,
Embrace the journey, as your soul learns,
In the depths of love, you’ll always belong.
VI: The Song of the Heart
Sing the melody of your heart’s desire,
A symphony of love, a burning fire,
Let self-love’s anthem fill the air,
Dance to its rhythm, shed every care,
For in your own embrace, your soul shall inspire.
VII: The Mountain’s Summit
Climb the mountain of self-discovery,
Each step a testament to your own mastery,
At the summit, stand tall and see,
The boundless love that sets you free,
Embrace your power, in self-love’s sanctuary.
In closing, let these short love poems serve as a beautiful reminder that your journey to a better version of yourself begins with embracing your jagged edges and empty parts. With every line, every verse, and every breath, remember that the only way to make the world a better place is to start by loving yourself. As you continue on this path of self-discovery, may you find solace and strength in the powerful words of emotional artists, and may the love you cultivate within radiate outwards, creating ripples of healing and transformation in the lives of others.
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Anna is a Wales-based writer and graduate from SOAS University of London.
As the voice behind On Your Journey, she empowers women to embrace holistic well-being and spiritual growth through her expert insights into wellness and symbolism.
When she isn't writing thought-provoking articles, you'll find her busy crafting and raising her 4 children.