Naomi Shihab Nye

(12 March 1952 / St. Louis, Missouri)

Naomi Shihab Nye Poems

1. Business 5/13/2015
2. How Palestinians Keep Warm 5/16/2015
3. Arabic 5/16/2015
4. Snow 5/16/2015
5. Lying While Birding 5/22/2015
6. Many Asked Me Not to Forget Them 6/22/2015
7. Negotiations with a Volcano 12/10/2015
8. Loving Working 1/23/2016
9. One Way or Another 4/30/2015
10. Valentine for Ernest Mann 5/9/2015
11. Arabs in Finland 6/10/2015
12. Song Book 12/1/2014
13. The Turtle Shrine Near Chittagong 1/4/2012
14. The Story, Around The Corner 1/4/2012
15. The Traveling Onion 12/26/2014
16. The Words Under The Words 1/4/2012
17. Trying To Name What Doesn’t Change 1/4/2012
18. Yellow Glove 1/4/2012
19. Spruce Street, Berkeley 1/4/2012
20. Wedding Cake 12/17/2014
21. Truth Serum 1/4/2012
22. Supple Cord 1/4/2012
23. Last August Hours Before The Year 2000 1/4/2012
24. Alaska 1/4/2012
25. The Small Vases From Hebron 1/4/2012
26. My Uncle’s Favorite Coffee Shop 1/4/2012
27. San Antonio 1/4/2012
28. Fundamentalism 1/4/2012
29. Hello 1/4/2012
30. The Rider 1/4/2012
31. Shoulders 1/4/2012
32. Jerusalem 1/4/2012
33. Hugging The Jukebox 1/4/2012
34. Boy And Egg 1/4/2012
35. Different Ways To Pray 1/4/2012
36. Burning The Old Year 1/4/2012
37. The Art Of Disappearing 1/4/2012
38. So Much Happiness 1/4/2012
39. Famous 1/4/2012
40. Sewing, Knitting, Crocheting... 1/13/2003
Best Poem of Naomi Shihab Nye

Hidden

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
sigh
the little sucked-in breath of air
hiding everywhere
beneath your words.

No one sees
the fuel that feeds you.


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Hidden

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

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