Poetry (not the high school kind) as a spiritual practice.

Did you have to memorize poems in school, too?


I’m a book/reading/writing nerd and even I hated those days.

So many of us have been told that’s what poetry is: dry, hard-to-understand-what-he-means words that are totally unrelateable.

But today’s AnnikaTV guest has a modernized definition of poetry and how it fits beautifully into her spiritual practice.

Her version of poetry (the kind she reads and writes) is accessible and deeply sacred.

Heidi on AnnikaTV

In today’s episode, I’m talking with Heidi Rose Robbins about poetry.

I was excited to have this conversation with Heidi in particular, because writing poetry is not her job. She’s an astrologer (the one who convinced me that that stuff is REAL!).

She didn’t get 3 degrees in Literature or hide in a cabin in the woods for a decade studying the great masters. She’s a wife, a mom, a businesswoman. Oh, and in her spare time, she’s a poet.

Click play below to watch our conversation.

After you’ve watched, tell me in the comments:

Do you already have a favorite poet you love to read? Let’s share our recommendations with each other.

And if you’re feeling inspired to try your hand at writing a poem, are you going to set aside a longer chunk of time or try a 2 or 3 minute challenge?

Let me know what works best for you. I’m going to try both out very soon!


P.S. My read-a-poem-a-day habit has hugely invigorated my morning routine. If you want to try that out, here are all the beautiful poets Heidi mentioned. Any one of them would be a great starting point.

William Carlos Williams
David Whyte
Mary Oliver
Naomi Shihab Nye
Tara Sophia Mohr
Samantha Reynolds (Bentlily)
Shel Silverstein (great for reading with your kiddos)