Questions About Siduri

What are some life-affirming poems?

What are other life-affirming poems like Derek Walcott's "Love After Love"? I don't like really New Age-y or nature-oriented poetry, but poetry about food, wine, children, celebrations, etc are all welcome. More examples and context inside. I'm in a group for social workers in which we discuss self-care in the face of handling clients who have dealt with deeply upsetting issues. Thus far our discussions have centered on yoga, meditation and breathing exercises, which is great, but I'm trying to think outside the box. My personal favorite, after "Love After Love," is Siduri's advice from The Epic of Gilgamesh: For when the gods created man, they let death be his lot Eternal life they withheld Humans are born, they live, and then they die But until the end comes Let your every day be full of joy Let music and dancing fill your household
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