#PoetryReading: “Instructions on Not Giving Up” by Ada Limón

Spring Lilacs in My Mother’s Special Lilac Vase

Spring at Last!

Spring has come at last to my little corner of the world. To celebrate, I’m reading one of my favorite spring poems, “Instructions on Not Giving Up,” by Ada Limón, 24th Poet Laureate of the United States. This poem is such a gift to our tattered and torn world. I hope it does for you what it did for me.

Music: “Spring Arrives,” zxcvb9 at freesound.org

Limón‘s Poetry Is out of This World!

Video: “A Voice Among the Stars,” Library of Congress, retrieved 5/16/23.

Back to Earth

Crab Apple Tree in Our Yard
“It’s the greening of the trees that really gets to me.”
“I’ll take it all.”

A Bookmark to the Poem for When You Need It


128 thoughts on “#PoetryReading: “Instructions on Not Giving Up” by Ada Limón

    1. Thank you, Diana. As soon as I first came across the poem, I knew I wanted to share it with others by reading it aloud. (I don’t have enough superlatives to do it justice in a description. I had to read it.)

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