Naomi Shihab Nye

St. Louis, Missouri
Naomi Shihab Nye
St. Louis, Missouri
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Different Ways To Pray

Rating: 4.3
There was the method of kneeling,
a fine method, if you lived in a country
where stones were smooth.
The women dreamed wistfully of bleached courtyards,
hidden corners where knee fit rock.
Their prayers were weathered rib bones,
small calcium words uttered in sequence,
as if this shedding of syllables could somehow
fuse them to the sky.
There were the men who had been shepherds so long
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Keylen 29 April 2021
Cool Poem
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M Asim Nehal 20 April 2021
Insightful poem.
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Sylvia Frances Chan 19 April 2021
2) The Modern Poem Of The Day from Poem Hunter and Team. Really interesting poem! I have enjoyed very much this poem about the Islamic group. Thank you for sharing
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Sylvia Frances Chan 19 April 2021
The content is very fascinating, that of a country with islamic faith. Mecca, as a Muslim you should stay there to return with a clean and clean heart. Poems from other cultures are very interesting to read. Tribute to this poem, which has received
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Very perceptive write. Well crafted.
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Khalil Grouz 20 May 2019
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Mahtab Bangalee 25 December 2018
great poem/ all through different touch of praying
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Glen Kappy 25 December 2018
I like Naomi’s poetry in general, but this, of the ones I’ve read, is my favorite. It satisfies with crisp descriptive images, and the closing stanza has a bit of a surprise and makes me smile. -GK
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Savita Tyagi 25 December 2018
Indeed many different ways to pray. Blessed are the prayers that give strength to deal equally with pleasure and pain. A wonderful poem. Congratulations and Seasons greetings!
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Sylvia Frances Chan 25 December 2018
Indeed, Different Ways To Pray. Magnificenttly described, perfectly formulated (not too long winded, not too concised) .I pray the way Jesus and His Disciples did, when they were in Jerusalem, I like the topic very much, thank you for sharing. Congratulations on being chosen as the Modern Poem Of The Day. Hurray! God's Blessings for thee and thy beloved family. A 10 Full Vote. Sincerely, Sylvia Frances Chan, NL, West-Europe.
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