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WORDS UNDER THE WORDS: SELECTED POEMS (Naomi Shihab Nye)

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$15.95
ISBN: 9780933377295
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Published: Eighth Mountain Press - October 1st, 1994

In WORDS UNDER THE WORDS, the poet Naomi Shihab Nye blends images from her experiences living and traveling in the Middle East, Mexico, South America, and Texas. It's a collection of some of her finest poems which explore familial relationships, childhood memories, and home. My favorite is her poem Kindness, which is one of the truest depictions of the word I have ever heard. From the opening: "Before you know what kindness really is / you must lose things, / feel the future dissolve in a moment / like salt in a weakened broth."