Naomi Shihab Nye

(12 March 1952 / St. Louis, Missouri)

Burning The Old Year - Poem by Naomi Shihab Nye

Letters swallow themselves in seconds.
Notes friends tied to the doorknob,
transparent scarlet paper,
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Comments about Burning The Old Year by Naomi Shihab Nye

  • Susan Williams (12/31/2015 2:17:00 PM)


    Oh, my, I love the way she expresses herself- So much of any year is flammable,
    lists of vegetables, partial poems.
    Orange swirling flame of days,
    so little is a stone.
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  • (12/31/2015 2:16:00 PM)


    hmmmm I will have to do a lot
    on this end of year day...thanks
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  • Ramesh T A (12/31/2015 9:41:00 AM)


    Goodbye to old year and Welcome to New Year with Love! (Report) Reply

  • (12/31/2015 8:03:00 AM)


    My favorite lines:

    So much of any year is flammable,
    so little is a stone.
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  • (12/31/2015 5:50:00 AM)


    Beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing. Ten points. (Report) Reply








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