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Monday, April 16, 2012

More Poetry

I so love the poetry of Naomi Shihab Nye.

Another way to celebrate April! Listen to her read and tell us about her writing.

Or just enjoy this one!

Always Bring a Pencil
By Naomi Shihab Nye

There will not be a test.
It does not have to be
a Number 2 pencil.

But there will be certain things—
the quiet flush of waves,
ripe scent of fish,
smooth ripple of the wind’s second name—
that prefer to be written about
in pencil.

It gives them more room
to move around.

2 comments:

Lee Stokes Hilton said...

I've always enjoyed her poetry, and remember hearing her in person at the Dodge Poetry Festival many years ago. Such great times.

Leslie Rose said...

Love this poem. I will definitely seek out more of her work.