19 Deep Short Self Love Poems To Rekindle Your Magic.

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How much do you truly love yourself?

Though it’s a tough question, making time for your relationship with you is always important.

As the great RuPaul beautifully says,

If you don’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?


Let’s rekindle that magic with these 19 Deep Short Self Love Poems.

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Self-love is the cornerstone relationship in your life. Life sparkles that little bit more if you can truly say you love yourself. But like any relationship, it takes time and effort. For me, it took me to the age of 39 to say I love me.

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If you want to find beautiful words to fill your heart with love, or simply create a little inner calm, turn to poetry. Poems are like love letters to your own heart.

This collection of short poems has been lovingly gathered for you. To offer you a little self-love and rekindle your magic. Perfect when you don’t have time to flick through a book of best love poems.

Tip: Read the poem with a cup of tea and a cozy blanket. There is no better place to enjoy these best love poems I could find.

The purpose of picking this collection of short love poems was to make them small enough that you can read them in a matter of seconds. A mini pick me up when you need a warm hug but don’t have much time.

Short Self Love Poems

Short Self Love Poems

Phenomenal Woman, by Maya Angelou

Then they swarm around me,

A hive of honey bees.   

I say,

It’s the fire in my eyes,   

And the flash of my teeth,   

The swing in my waist,   

And the joy in my feet.   

I’m a woman


Excerpt from Phenomenal Woman, poem by Maya Angelou. You can find the full poem here.

Walking with the heart of a lioness and knowing your beauty lies within your heart and soul, and is not defined by others.

93 Percent Stardust, by Nikita Gill

We have calcium in our bones, iron in our veins, carbon in our souls, and nitrogen in our brains. 93 percent stardust, with souls made of flames, we are all just stars that have people names.

93% Stardrust, by Nikita Gill copyright @nikita_gill

Letting yourself shine bright. You are a star and you were born to sparkle.

Knowing, by Amanda Newbery

Poem Amanda J Newbery

She heard the sound of her breath,

her heart song,

and she knew in that moment,

she would never,

could never,

be alone.

Copyright @ Amanda Newbery 2024

Knowing you are your own best friend and cherishing yourself like you are.

Home, by Rupi Kaur

I dive into the well of my body
and end up in another world
everything I need
already exists in me
there’s no need
to look anywhere else

From Home Body, by Rupi Kaur

Being able to feel at home because your true home is within you.

The Colors I Hear, by Carolyn Riker

Poem By Carolyn Riker

She smiled at who she was

and who she was becoming.

You know,

one of those soft shy smiles

that come from

deep, deep, deep within.

Excerpt from The Colors I Hear by Carolyn Riker, printed with permission

Treating life as a never-ending journey of transformation. Holding the past dear, walking towards the future and living deeply in the moment.

By Yung Pueblo

I do not wish
to change the past
it made me
who I am today
only want
to learn from it
and live in a new way.

From the book Inward, by Yung Pueblo

Learning to treat the past as a lesson in order to grow and be your true self. Growth lies past your comfort zone.

By John Muir

All that the sun shines on is beautiful, as long as it is wild.

Find more nature connected poetry and quotes at johnmuirtrust.org

Remember, nature is the ultimate healer. Spend time with the wild things and let it all go.

Phenomenal Women, by Maya Angelou

It’s in the reach of my arms,

The span of my hips,   

The stride of my step,   

The curl of my lips.   

I’m a woman


Phenomenal woman,   

That’s me.

Excerpt from Phenomenal Women by Maya Angelou

Embracing all the beauty and softness within you.

Hope, by Emily Dickenson

“Hope” is the thing with feathers –

That perches in the soul –

And sings the tune without the words –

And never stops – at all –

And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard –

And sore must be the storm –

That could abash the little Bird

That kept so many warm –

I’ve heard it in the chillest land –

And on the strangest Sea –

Yet – never – in Extremity,

It asked a crumb – of me.

This poem is in the public domain.

There’s always space for a little hope.

In Your Light, by Rumi

This universe is not outside of you.
Look inside yourself;
everything that you want,
you are already that.

This poem is in the public domain.

When you can find belonging, you find peace and purpose.

Keep Going, by Edgar Guest

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must—but don’t you quit.

Excerpt from Keep Going, by Edgar Guest.

This poem is in the public domain.

Remember to rest and keep going, you are stronger than you think.

A Greating, by WH Davies

Hail to the morning sky,

which bright clouds measure high;

Hail to you birds whose throats

would number leaves by notes;

Hail to you shady bowers,

and you green fields of flowers.

This poem is in the public domain.

Take a moment to show gratitude for the little thing, the peaceful moments, as they will bring you joy in return.

I am here to share a secret, by Erin Hanson

Though I’ve been a billion things,

this is the first one that can smile,

I’m pieces of the Universe,

Living as human for a while.

Excerpt from I Am Here To Share A Secret, by Erin Hanson

Take life less seriously, dance, cry, love, laugh. We are here only for a short while. Beautiful words.

Myself, by Edgar Albert Guest

I never can hide myself from me;
I see what others may never see;
I know what others may never know,
I never can fool myself and so,
whatever happens I want to be
self respecting and conscience free.

Excerpt from Myself, by Edgar Albert Guest

Accepting that being your true self is not always an easy path but hard work should not be avoided.

Still I Rise, by Maya Angelou

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Excerpt from Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

Even after your darkest night, the sun will still rise and so will you.

The Mountain, by Laura Ding-Edwards

If the mountain seems too big today
then climb a hill instead;
If morning brings you sadness
it’s okay to stay in bed.
If the day ahead feels heavy and your plans feel like a curse,
There’s no shame in rearranging,
don’t make yourself feel worse.
If a shower stings like needles
and a bath feels like you’ll drown;
If you haven’t washed your hair for days,
don’t throw away your crown!
A day is not a lifetime.
A rest is not defeat.
Don’t think of it as failure,
Just a quiet, kind retreat.
It’s okay to take a moment
From an anxious, fractured mind.
The world will not stop turning
While you get realigned!
The mountain will still be there
When you want to try again
You can climb it in your own time,
Just love yourself till then!

Reprinted with permission copyright @ Laura Ding-Edwards

Allow yourself to live all the days. Just flow with it and never miss the chance to try climbing your mountain again. The next time might be your time.

Irreplacable, by Rupi Kaur

The universe took its time on you
Crafted you to offer the world
Something different from everyone else
When you doubt
How you were created
You doubt an energy greater than us both.

See rupikaur.com for more poetry

When you feel you don’t fit, remember you are the unique, imperfect irreplaceable you. There’s no one quite like you.

From The Buddha

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.

This quote is in the public domain.

Love for yourself must come first.

By Sian Wilmot

If the sun shone everyday

you would find yourself in drought.

rainy days create a balance

that you just can’t bloom without.

See s.r.w poetry for more beautiful poetry

Remember to live and love through all the days.

Short Self Love Poems and you.

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Which of these self-love poems are for you?

This list of beautiful poems should lift your heart when you need a little love.

There are many versions of self-love. I like to start my day looking into my own mirror and giving a gentle smile. It gives me the peace of mind to accept myself, just as I am.

Whatever self love looks like for you, take a deep breath, read the perfect poem and go out into your day.

Do you know a powerful poem that deserves to be on this list? Let me know in the comments below, it might make it into my next round of updates.

Here with you

Amanda x

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  1. These are so uplifting! I love them because they’re short yet so effective. My favorite one is The Mountain—so true that a day is not a lifetime!