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Naomi Shihab Nye

(12 March 1952 / St. Louis, Missouri)

Poems of Naomi Shihab Nye

21. Streets 1/20/2003
22. Supple Cord 1/4/2012
23. The Art of Disappearing 1/4/2012
24. The Rider 1/4/2012
25. The Small Vases from Hebron 1/4/2012
26. The Story, Around the Corner 1/4/2012
27. The Turtle Shrine Near Chittagong 1/4/2012
28. The Words Under the Words 1/4/2012
29. Truth Serum 1/4/2012
30. Trying to Name What Doesn’t Change 1/4/2012
31. Two Countries 1/20/2003
32. Yellow Glove 1/4/2012

Two Countries

Skin remembers how long the years grow
when skin is not touched, a gray tunnel
of singleness, feather lost from the tail
of a bird, swirling onto a step,
swept away by someone who never saw
it was a feather. Skin ate, walked,
slept by itself, knew how to raise a
see-you-later hand. But skin felt
it was never seen, never known as

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