Naomi Shihab Nye

Naomi Shihab Nye Biography

a poet, songwriter, and novelist. She was born to a Palestinian father and American mother. Although she regards herself as a "wandering poet", she refers to San Antonio as her home.


Her first collection of poems, Different Ways to Pray, explored the theme of similarities and differences between cultures, which would become one ...

Naomi Shihab Nye Comments

Tzur Beni 12 April 2016

Being a Poet should start with a wider look on situations and politics.Getting impression of the Palestinian without seeing the evil which is done by their leaders - not to solving but freezing the problem. The leaders are sacrificing their nation and encourage them to Bomb themselves on civilian in the name of ALLA . A Poet should encourage to change the attitude. To send voice of piece. To ask for leaders to solve the problem and invest in their nation. A real Poet should write Poem so Syrian not to kill their own people. A Poet who taking and manipulating words while staying in luxury USA is not a real Poet. I feel you try bring silence to your soul and your family immigration tries to cover it by words empty words lies and evil words. Which is not true. But it is worse than the leaders as it encourage to keep it in the name of the Poet. Take your ability to the sky and try to hold the terror of a nation which suffer but cause suffer to the world.

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Pamela Leonard 18 March 2018

Your poems touch our hearts and we carry that essence with us onward...

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Grace 24 October 2018

Kindness is the poem's name. Thank you fellow lover's of her work.

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Mahtab Bangalee 19 February 2019

Naomi Shihab a poetess a living legend

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Grace 24 October 2018

Kindness is the poem's name. Thank you so much

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Kumarmani Mahakul 25 October 2020

Naomi Shihab Nye is an outstanding novelist, poet and songwriter, who has owned the hearts of many persons in this world. She is regarded as a nice legendary poetess of modern poems in this world. She is very famous. Her poems are much beneficial for all people. She reflects deep emotion and perception in her poems. Her rank is #145 on top 500 poets on date 25 October 2020.

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Jessica 18 May 2020

I absolutely adore your poem i just wanted to say thanks for it all

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yeznik elgof 05 December 2019

I cant find the poem alphabet.does it exist?

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Giavana 18 November 2019

can u make a poem of sneezing oh and how do u sneeze lol

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Kanny 26 May 2019

Hi, is this writer has a poem call WOOD?

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The Best Poem Of Naomi Shihab Nye


If you place a fern
under a stone
the next day it will be
nearly invisible
as if the stone has
swallowed it.

If you tuck the name of a loved one
under your tongue too long
without speaking it
it becomes blood
the little sucked-in breath of air
hiding everywhere
beneath your words.

No one sees
the fuel that feeds you.

Submitted by R. Joyce Heon

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