Tag Archives: Naomi Shihab Nye

The Fort of July

  There is a FORT in comfort. Sometimes hiding inside a word can help.                                   Naomi Shihab-Nye It’s a difficult fourth of July, but … Continue reading

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To Somehow Find Our Way

Tomorrow will mark a year since my mother’s death. I am absolutely a different person now than I was a year ago and that’s all I want to say about that, which is probably a relief to readers of this … Continue reading

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Morning Birds by Naomi Shihab Nye

Sometimes I come upon a poem that perfectly reflects what I’m feeling, but I could never have expressed it so beautifully. This one is by the wise, kind, and eloquent Naomi Shihab Nye. I have met Naomi a few times, and we’ve had … Continue reading

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A Poem by Naomi Shihab Nye

JERUSALEM by Naomi Shihab Nye “Let’s be the same wound if we must bleed. Let’s fight side by side, even if the enemy is ourselves: I am yours, you are mine.” —Tommy Olofsson, Sweden I’m not interested in who suffered … Continue reading

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Disappearance Again

In this odd silver sliver of day when the afternoon sunlight is filtered by coastal fog and a choir of bees is humming in the orchard and an open book lies beside me on the couch where I dozed off … Continue reading

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