Naomi Shihab Nye

(12 March 1952 / St. Louis, Missouri)

Naomi Shihab Nye Poems

1. Making A Fist 1/20/2003
2. Two Countries 1/20/2003
3. Blood 1/20/2003
4. Hidden 1/13/2003
5. Half-And-Half 1/13/2003
6. Streets 1/20/2003
7. Sewing, Knitting, Crocheting... 1/13/2003
8. The Art of Disappearing 1/4/2012
9. So Much Happiness 1/4/2012
10. Famous 1/4/2012
11. Hugging the Jukebox 1/4/2012
12. Shoulders 1/4/2012
13. Different Ways to Pray 1/4/2012
14. Boy and Egg 1/4/2012
15. San Antonio 1/4/2012
16. Hello 1/4/2012
17. The Rider 1/4/2012
18. Burning the Old Year 1/4/2012
19. My Uncle’s Favorite Coffee Shop 1/4/2012
20. Jerusalem 1/4/2012

Half-And-Half

You can't be, says a Palestinian Christian
on the first feast day after Ramadan.
So, half-and-half and half-and-half.
He sells glass. He knows about broken bits,
chips. If you love Jesus you can't love
anyone else. Says he.

At his stall of blue pitchers on the Via Dolorosa,
he's sweeping. The rubbed stones

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