Naomi Shihab Nye

(12 March 1952 / St. Louis, Missouri)

Trying To Name What Doesn’t Change - Poem by Naomi Shihab Nye

Roselva says the only thing that doesn’t change
is train tracks. She’s sure of it.
The train changes, or the weeds that grow up spidery
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Comments about Trying To Name What Doesn’t Change by Naomi Shihab Nye

  • Seamus O Brian (2/19/2018 11:47:00 AM)

    Perfection in contemporary verse. (Report) Reply

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  • Houda Boukassoula (2/19/2018 1:12:00 AM)

    a track without a train
    is a changed track. The metal wasn’t shiny anymore.
    The wood was split and some of the ties were gone. A great poetic picture.In fact there's nothing on Earth that remains the same forever even the least noticeable details change though we don't usuallypay attention to them
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