“Happiness, not in another place but this place… not for another hour, but this hour.” – Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman was an American poet, who was born in 1819 and died in 1892. His poetry is typified by its free verse style and its’ honoring of individuals, nature, and the eclectic happenings in American life.

Poetry and mindfulness often go hand in hand. Here are some mindfulness exercises that can be intertwined with poetry reading.