Naomi Shihab Nye

(12 March 1952 / St. Louis, Missouri)

Naomi Shihab Nye Poems

41. Half-And-Half 1/13/2003
42. Streets 1/20/2003
43. Two Countries 1/20/2003
44. Making A Fist 1/20/2003
45. Blood 1/20/2003
46. Hidden 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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