Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words. ~ Edgar Allan Poe
Since time immemorial, poetry has been a lifeline to man and a mirror to the human condition that uplifts, elevates and transports, revealing new ways of seeing and living. Poetry has been the solace and balm to many woebegone souls, jilted lovers, literary geniuses, those passionately in love, the struggler, the unemployed and the happy-go-lucky alike.
No real surprises then that Instagram hosts a bunch of poets whose poems will make you fall in love with poetry all over again. At first, Instagram might not strike as the best app for poetry but it does serve the purpose quite well. Here are some poets-turned-Insta celebrities, whom you cannot afford to miss.
1. Rupi Kaur
Kaur is a poet, author and spoken word performer. Her Instagram account rupikaur is a fine mix of poetry, illustrations and photographs.
2. R. M. Drake
This modern day poet jots down what every heartbroken lover holds sacred. R.M.Drake's account, rmdrk, is an endless virtual book of heartbreaking poems.
this is an excerpt from my latest book #BeautifulandDamned #BeautifulandDamned is out everywhere - ONLY through my site do they come signed for a limited time. (link is on my bio) #rmdrake note: sorry I've been reposting oldies and excerpts from my book. I have been working on my novel and believe me, it's going to be great! love you all. xoxox
3. Atticus Poetry
Atticus' bio is self-explanatory; it reads "I write words, poems, epigrams. It's how the world makes sense to me. Thx for reading, I love u for that. l'll try and post a poem everyday." You can read his poems on atticuspoetry.
4. Christopher Pointdexter
Not only is Pointdexter a poet, he is an author and a humanitarian too. Read his heartfelt poems on christopherpointdexter.
This Dutch "introvert with an extroverted heart" has a way with words and conjures up some of the best poems. You can read them on inkness.
6. Make Blackout Poetry
MBP's poems are not merely written words, they are poems made out of blacking out other words. You can check MBP's exquisite poetry on makeblackoutpoetry.
I love this piece by @blackoutpoet. We've all had this feeling, but I think being the odd one out should be celebrated. New ideas and communities are formed by not fitting in. Make Blackout Poetry exists for this reason. When you feel out of place, create where you belong. ❤️ #makeblackoutpoetry #blackoutpoetry #poetrycommunity #poetry
7. Kat Savage
Savage's poetry will tug at your heartstrings and you will not be able to help but continue reading. Read her poetry at kat.savage.
Sometimes your lover will not see what you see. Sometimes your lover will tell you they are sorry for things they don't need to be sorry for. Sometimes they will not think they deserve your love. They will wonder why you are with them. They can't see it. But keep chasing it. Grab hold of it. Love it. They may never see it but that doesn't matter. You do. And they can feel it. ------------------------------- Anchors & Vacancies releases Friday 7/29! ------------------------------- #poetry #poetsofig #poetsofinstagram #writer #writersofig #writersofinstagram #instagood #instadaily #life #love #lovepoem #lovepoetry #truth #typewriter #art #artist #amazon #picoftheday #photooftheday #instamood #igers #dontbebasic #madwoman #katsavage
8. Jessica Katoff
Remedy for those with a broken heart and those without one too, Katoff's poetry is magical. Read her poems on jessicakatoff.
9. Tony Ciampa
Ciampa's emolabs is a perfect mixture of photography and poetry. It is more of a visual feast that must not be missed.
Devenous (noun): The precarious transition in a relationship as we move from the illusory perfection of the first few weeks to the relative normalcy of our every day lives. Because there was a feeling of magic to our beginning, wasn't there? A freedom, the ability to temporarily put our lives on hold to chase down the stars every night in pursuit of someone we were hoping to love. But as time passes we must return to reality to tend to our responsibilities, and as we grow more comfortable with one another it might appear we're getting used to one another and forgetting the magic we once saw in our eyes. Know I'm not forgetting your magic. Instead you're becoming a part of my real life, my every day. We're welcome in each other's lives, and that's more beautiful than the fanciful versions of ourselves we played for those first magical, illusory days. #fourpartpoems Number 200 • devenous
10. The Poetry Bandit
Aptly named, The Poetry Bandit will take your words and make them his. Read his poetry on the poetrybandit.
11. J. R. Rogue
Rogue's poetry is sharp as an arrow and never fails to miss. Read her poems on j.r.rogue.
12. Tyler Knott Gregson
Poet and photographer Tyler Knott's poetry on love is what one should read if they are in love and even if they aren't. Read his poems on tylerknott.