Naomi Shihab Nye

(12 March 1952 / St. Louis, Missouri)

Naomi Shihab Nye Poems

1. Yellow Glove 1/4/2012
2. Wedding Cake 12/17/2014
3. Two Countries 1/20/2003
4. Trying To Name What Doesn’t Change 1/4/2012
5. Truth Serum 1/4/2012
6. The Words Under The Words 1/4/2012
7. The Turtle Shrine Near Chittagong 1/4/2012
8. The Traveling Onion 12/26/2014
9. The Story, Around The Corner 1/4/2012
10. The Small Vases From Hebron 1/4/2012
11. The Rider 1/4/2012
12. The Art Of Disappearing 1/4/2012
13. Supple Cord 1/4/2012
14. Streets 1/20/2003
15. Spruce Street, Berkeley 1/4/2012
16. Song Book 12/1/2014
17. So Much Happiness 1/4/2012
18. Shoulders 1/4/2012
19. Sewing, Knitting, Crocheting... 1/13/2003
20. San Antonio 1/4/2012
21. My Uncle’s Favorite Coffee Shop 1/4/2012
22. Making A Fist 1/20/2003
23. Last August Hours Before The Year 2000 1/4/2012
24. Jerusalem 1/4/2012
25. Hugging The Jukebox 1/4/2012
26. Hidden 1/13/2003
27. Hello 1/4/2012
28. Half-And-Half 1/13/2003
29. Fundamentalism 1/4/2012
30. Famous 1/4/2012
31. Different Ways To Pray 1/4/2012
32. Burning The Old Year 1/4/2012
33. Boy And Egg 1/4/2012
34. Blood 1/20/2003
35. Alaska 1/4/2012
Best Poem of Naomi Shihab Nye

Making A Fist

We forget that we are all dead men conversing wtih dead men.
—Jorge Luis Borges

For the first time, on the road north of Tampico,
I felt the life sliding out of me,
a drum in the desert, harder and harder to hear.
I was seven, I lay in the car
watching palm trees swirl a sickening pattern past the glass.
My stomach was a melon split wide inside my skin.

'How do you know if you are going to die?'
I begged my mother.
We had been traveling for days.
With strange confidence she ...

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Half-And-Half

You can't be, says a Palestinian Christian
on the first feast day after Ramadan.
So, half-and-half and half-and-half.
He sells glass. He knows about broken bits,
chips. If you love Jesus you can't love
anyone else. Says he.

At his stall of blue pitchers on the Via Dolorosa,
he's sweeping. The rubbed stones

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