Naomi Shihab Nye

(12 March 1952 / St. Louis, Missouri)

Making A Fist - Poem by Naomi Shihab Nye

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.
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Comments about Making A Fist by Naomi Shihab Nye

  • Rajesh Thankappan (6/1/2016 10:20:00 PM)


    A very touching poem indeed. The road of life often offers bumpy ride and if we can negotiate it, well done! (Report) Reply

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  • (2/11/2016 7:05:00 PM)


    ...........excellent poem....I could never ride in the back seat again ★ (Report) Reply

  • Pranab K Chakraborty (2/2/2013 8:46:00 PM)


    Beautiful. The doctrine to fix the fist of existence. It's a feast of positive thought.........................................................Pranab k c (Report) Reply

  • (2/2/2013 10:50:00 AM)


    Very nice! A mother's simple loving conversation can stay with a child for ever. (Report) Reply

  • (2/8/2008 9:03:00 AM)


    Yea................ >.< (Report) Reply

  • (11/27/2007 7:01:00 PM)


    very...nice......really nice...i wish naomi didnt use religions in it tho -_- (Report) Reply








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