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Poetcore is an aesthetic revolving around the art of poetry and the feeling of being in love. It includes awareness and acceptance of emotions and vulnerability, and romanticizes finding light in the darkest of both people and situations.

Activities

  • Writing poetry or love letters
  • Self-care & loving yourself
  • Any form of art (sketching, drawing, painting, etc)
  • Painting your lover
  • Pottery and sculpting
  • Studying psychology in hopes of understanding the people around you
  • Dancing
  • Supporting friends in their time of need
  • Accepting help when it is offered
  • Photography
  • Book binding
  • Kissing
  • Cuddling
  • Going on dates
  • Holding hands
  • Helping a friend in need
  • Donating to charity
  • Giving or receiving flowers or gifts
  • Studying romantics and philosophy
  • Watching the sunrise/sunset with your friends/lover
  • Practicing love magic
  • Studying art
  • Mindfulness
  • Falling in love, with both people and life
  • Noticing people's feelings and offering support
  • Embroidery and sewing
  • Loving yourself, even the parts of you that you wish didn't exist
  • Embracing your sexuality
  • Baking
  • Hand writing love letters with dried flowers and sweet tea sachets inside
  • Sitting up on a rooftop with friends
  • Visiting an art museum
  • Taking cute polaroid photos
  • Listening to soft indie music
  • Being intimate and vulnerable
  • Yearning
  • Finding comfort in the colder months
  • Writing poetry on bathroom walls and leaving stickers on street lamps
  • Journalling
  • Making picrews for your loved ones
  • Comparing hand sizes
  • Collecting wild flowers and leaves to press between the pages of books
  • Skateboarding
  • Finding the beauty in every little thing
  • Practicing witchcraft
  • Taking care of animals

Inspiration

Authors

  • Atticus
  • Rupi Kaur
  • Lord Byron
  • Sappho
  • Jane Austen
  • Richard Siken
  • William Shakespeare
  • John Green
  • Nikita Gill
  • April Hill Writing
  • Caroline Kaufman
  • Wilder
  • r. h. Sin
  • Ocean Vuong

Books

  • The Dark Before Stars - Atticus
  • The Truth About Magic - Atticus
  • Love Her Wild - Atticus
  • The Fault In Our Stars - John Green
  • Paper Towns - John Green
  • The Sun and Her Flowers - Rupi Kaur
  • Milk and Honey - Rupi Kaur
  • Homebody - Rupi Kaur
  • Thoughts on Love - April Hill
  • Pillow Thoughts - Courtney Peppernell
  • Planting Gardens In Graves - r. h. Sin
  • Nocturnal - Wilder
  • the witch doesn't burn in this one - Amanda Lovelace
  • Love Poems - Pablo Neruda
  • Wild Embers - Nikita Gill
  • Great Goddesses - Nikita Gill
  • Lullabies - Lang Leav
  • Light Filters In - Caroline Kaufman

Movies

  • Casablanca (1942)
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
  • Romeo and Juliet (1968)
  • Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
  • Castle in the Sky (1986)
  • Maurice (1987)
  • My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
  • Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)
  • Dead Poets Society (1989)
  • The Secret Garden (1993)
  • Pride & Prejudice (1995)
  • Total Eclipse (1995)
  • Little Women (1996)
  • Matilda (1996)
  • Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
  • Emma (2008)
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
  • Kill Your Darlings (2013)
  • Handsome Devil (2016)
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society (2018)
  • Little Women (2020)
  • The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020)

Podcasts

  • Naked On Cashmere

TV Shows

  • New Girl
  • The Queen's Gambit
  • One Day At A Time

Artists

  • Caravaggio
  • Rembrandt
  • Gian Lorenzo Bernini
  • Diego Velázquez
  • Peter Paul Rubens
  • Johannes Vermeer
  • Artemisia Gentileschi
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Michelangelo
  • Raphael
  • Donatello
  • Titian
  • Sandro Botticelli
  • Claude Monet

Music

  • Girl in Red
  • Cavetown
  • Phoebe Bridgers
  • Taylor Swift
    • Folklore
    • Evermore
  • Mitski
  • Lorde
  • Daughter
  • Florence + The Machine
  • The 1975
  • Merci Raines
  • Hozier

Games

  • Stardew Valley
  • Harvest Moon
  • Animal Crossing
  • Minecraft
  • Sky: Children of the Light

Playlists

poetcore by thirteen013

Clothing

Poetcore is based primarily on comfort above all else. Typically, outfits will include a mixture of light and dark themes; lace and leather, pearls and chains, etc.

Tops

  • Oversized sweaters (wool, knit, etc)
  • Baggy hoodies
  • Crop tops
  • Sweater dresses
  • Plaid shirts
  • Vintage graphic t-shirts
  • Strawberry Dress
  • Soft long sleeve shirts
  • Turtlenecks
  • Satin tops
  • Anything with lace
  • Layered clothes (ex. longsleeve with a tshirt)

Outerwear

  • Leather jackets
  • Oversized denim jackets
  • Blazers
  • Trenchcoats

Pants

  • Cuffed and/or ripped jeans
  • Skirts
  • Fishnet leggings
  • Tweed pants
  • Overalls
  • Shorts
  • Anything with paint on it
  • Cargo pants

Shoes

  • Vans
  • Doc Martens
  • Converse
  • Biker boots

Accessories

  • Handmade earrings featuring weird trinkets, toys, etc
  • Pins and patches that show feelings that inspire you and make you proud of who you are
  • Silver friendship necklaces and handmade, threaded bracelets
  • Antique lockets
  • Rose-coloured shades
  • Knee or thigh high socks
  • Embroidered or hand painted designs on clothes
  • Beaten up sneakers or comfy biker boots paired with fishnets or comfortable patterned socks
  • Opting for no makeup or a more natural look
  • Chain necklaces
  • Black or red lipstick/nail polish
  • Pens tucked behind one ear/in your hair
  • Crystal jewelry
  • Handmade/sentimental jewelry
  • Bandanas

Outfit Ideas

  • White lace dress, leather boots, leather jacket, fishnets, chains, bandana
  • Lace top, ripped jeans, fishnets, leather jacket, dainty jewelry

Decor

  • Fairy lights
  • Soft blankets
  • A reading nook
  • A bookshelf
  • A shelf full of items with sentimental memories
  • Too many notebooks
  • Mini cinema box
  • Album covers and vinyls on the wall
  • Posters
  • Pictures/polaroids of friends
  • Art on your wall
  • Heavy books with pressed flowers between the pages
  • A box/wall of pressed flowers
  • Old jewelry boxes
  • Ornate rugs
  • Houseplants in the windows
  • Scraps of paper with thoughts written on them
  • Poetry and newspaper clippings
  • Colourful jars & bottles
  • Stained glass decorations
  • Neon signs
  • Energy drink cans as decorations
  • Crystals
  • Tarot cards
  • Bones

Stores

  • Barnes & Nobles
  • Chapters Indigo
  • Etsy
  • Kanken
  • Poshmark
  • You Decide Who You Are (poet collection)
  • Cosmic Queers
  • American Eagle
  • Individualism Clothing
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