Naomi Shihab Nye

(12 March 1952 / St. Louis, Missouri)

Naomi Shihab Nye Poems

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