Have you ever Googled “how to get over a breakup”? (Asking for a friend.)
Regardless of your age, the nature of your relationship, or reason for the decision, breakups are a time for reflection. You catch yourself going through all hues of heartbreak. You phase through denial, bargaining, anger, relapses, grief, and acceptance. We know we’re not the only ones who’ve read countless advice articles on how to cope– we bias toward the #girlboss, revenge-body school of recovery. But the classic art of poetry cannot be overlooked when it comes to healing a broken heart.
Women’s health, wellness, and lifestyle magazines all advise strategies like filling your calendar to stay busy, trying out a new hobby, connecting with old friends, exercising because endorphins make you happy, pampering yourself with coconut oil masks everywhere, etc. But it remains true: whether you are the one who ended it or are blindsided by it, there are (always) lessons to take from heartbreak. As Robert Frost said, “Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.” From initial shock to full circle healing, break
“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.”–Robert Frost, OG heartbreak guru
A journey through heartbreak to healing, in poems:
Heartbreak is an inevitable part of life. It grows our soul and allows us to flourish. Breakups are blessings hidden in (deep) disguise. In heartbreak’s case, most clichés hold truth. Time heals all. It wasn’t meant to be. Everything happens for a reason.
Find comfort in poetry knowing that even though it may feel like it, you’re not alone. Keep on keeping on, rockstars!
Have a heartbreak poem that changed your healing process? Share it on our Facebook page here!