Tag Archives: Naomi Shihab Nye

A Place That’s A Little More Timeless

At 3:59 she talks about how poetry creates a safe spot to view the world from.  I like that a lot.

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Improbably Mixed

I don’t like to look at old photographs.  Thinking about the past, or the future, almost always makes me melancholy.  I try not do either. Which makes my love of this poem a little unusual:   Slides of Your Life by Naomi Shihab Nye from Different Ways to Pray ©1980 What amazes me is how …

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say why?

The Art Of Disappearing by Naomi Shihab Nye from Different Ways to Pray, ©1980 When they say Don’t I know you? say no. When they invite you to the party remember what parties are like before answering. Someone telling you in a loud voice they once wrote a poem. Greasy sausage balls on a paper …

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Different Ways

Different Ways To Pray by Naomi Shihab Nye There was the method of kneeling, a fine method, if you lived in a country where stones were smooth. The women dreamed wistfully of bleached courtyards, hidden corners where knee fit rock. Their prayers were weathered rib bones, small calcium words uttered in sequence, as if this …

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