Fuel #2020

Fuel By Naomi Shihab Nye Fuel Poems that find meaning in a world where we are so tired of meaning nothing
  • Title: Fuel
  • Author: Naomi Shihab Nye
  • ISBN: 9781306774062
  • Page: 149
  • Format: ebook
  • Fuel By Naomi Shihab Nye Poems that find meaning in a world where we are so tired of meaning nothing.
    Fuel By Naomi Shihab Nye
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    About "Naomi Shihab Nye"

    1. Naomi Shihab Nye

      Naomi Shihab Nye was born to a Palestinian father and an American mother During her high school years, she lived in Ramallah in Jordan, the Old City in Jerusalem, and San Antonio, Texas, where she later received her B.A in English and world religions from Trinity University She is a novelist, poet and songwriter.She currently lives in San Antonio, Texas She was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets in 2010.

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    1. HiddenIf you place a fernunder a stonethe next day it will benearly invisibleas if the stone has swallowed it.If you tuck the name of a loved oneunder your tongue too longwithout speaking itit becomes bloodsighthe little sucked in breath of airhiding everywherebeneath your words.No one seesthe fuel that feeds you One Boy Told MeMusic lives inside my legs.It s coming out when I talk.I m going to send my valentinesto people you don t even know.Oatmeal cookies make my throat gallop.Grown ups keep t [...]


    2. youtube watch v biJ3FPOne Boy Told meMusic lives inside my legs.It s coming out when I talk.I m going to send my valentinesto people you don t even know.Oatmeal cookies make my throat gallop.Grown ups keep their feet on the groundwhen they swing I hate that.Look at those 2 o s with a smash in the middle that spells good bye.Don t ever say purpose again,let s throw the word out.Don t talk big to me.I m carrying my box of faces.If I want to change faces I will.Yesterday fadedbut tomorrow s in BOLD [...]



    3. As always at least one poem stood out this time two were truly spectacular BECAUSE OF LIBRARIES WE CAN SAY THESE THINGSShe is holding the book close to her body,carrying it home on the cracked sidewalk,down the tangled hill If a dog runs at her again, she will use the book as a shield.She looked hard among the long linesof books to find this one.When they start talking about money,when the day contains such long and hot places,she will go inside.An orange bed is waiting.Story without corners.She [...]


    4. I just went to the Sigma Tau Delta Literature Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, and she signed a copy of this book for me Just because I thought it would be cool, I had her sign a specific poem for me, instead of just the title page It was The Eye Test, pretty cool poem too I really admire Naomi Nye s work, I think she s written some really original and amazing works When I heard her speak, she s a really warm, energetic person When somebody asked her what she wants to be remembered for, she s [...]


    5. What I particularly love about Naomi Shihab Nye is that she uses lots of specific numbers in her poetry Not just the usual suspects, such as 10,000 and 2 and 7 But the numbers sitting around patiently waiting for their turns, like 47 and 11.


    6. from alone when the drop of water on the white sinkmeets the next drop and they are joining,he thinks of other ways to spend this lifethat he didn t do he would like to meet them from the palestinians have given up parties no one hears the soldiers come at nightto pluck the olive tree from its cool sleep ripping up roots this is not a headlinein your country or mine one hears the tiny sobbingof the velvet in the drawer from hidden if you place a fernunder a stone the next day it will benearly in [...]


    7. Naomi Shihab Nye s poetry exudes great heart, compassion, and sensitivity Her subject matter touches on personal experiences and also on her diverse background and heritage of the Native American and Middle Eastern cultures She composes verses with a beauty that reflects the wide range of emotions shared by people all over the world Her observant and delicate eye brings calm to the emotions and topics she explores, often those pervaded with sadness, loss, and longing She braces against the adver [...]


    8. went in to look for tarot books came out with this glad to have one of her books though A bean plant flourishes under the rain of sweet words The favorite poem in the book called One Boy Told Me and all parts of it are favorite Here are some And I will be deep water too My tongue is the car wash for the spoon Just think no one has ever seeninside this peanut before It is hard being a person I do and don t love you Isn t that happiness Who knows if these are really quotes from a smallish boy Who [...]


    9. Naomi Shihab Nye has such an expansive spirit and her poems, when she is at her best, take such dazzling turns that they make you want to tear open your little dried up walnut of a soul and embrace the world with love and forgiveness.When she does not reach these heights and who could do that all the time, she is prolific her poems can seem a little diffuse and wandering.Or maybe some days I m too much of a Scrooge to be touched.Always clear, inviting, inclusive.She is a diamond in our national [...]


    10. It s hard to rate a book of poetry Either you feel it or you don t This book has several poems that I appreciate Most were about interactions with people Naomi Shihab Nye writes those pretty well There is also some politically inclined poetry here, too that are much ambiguous than what i m used to about Palestinians, Jordanians, other people under scrutiny right now by the US government.


    11. I took my time with this one so it d last longer I ve been looking forward to Nye s poetry for a while Nye contemplates language, utilizing it as a subject matter to investigate the ways we might choose to navigate experiences, memories, and history Her poems swing gently between light heartedness and something sharper, resulting in a gorgeous and engaging collection.


    12. Our friend from Turkey says language is so delicatehe likens it to a darling.We will take this word in our arms.It will be small and breathing.We will not wish to scare it.Pressing lips to the edge of each syllable.Nothing else will save us now.The word together wants to live in every house.


    13. Fuel If you place a fern under a stone the next day it will be nearly invisible as if the stone has swallowed it If you tuck the name of a loved one under your tongue too long without speaking it it becomes blood sigh the little sucked in breath of air hiding everywhere beneath your words No one sees the fuel that feeds you Hidden by Naomi Shihab


    14. I read one of the author s poems as part of a collection and thought that I d give this a try Most of the poems were very good and some of them were excellent I ll definitely look into reading of her work.


    15. I love this poet s language, rhythm, and control Every one I ve read so far has brought a smile to my face or caught me slightly off in a what a clever thought moment I especially enjoy her poems that include her son and capture the unbelievable innocence and creativity of youth So unique.


    16. I had higher hopes I ve seen video of her read she s very impressive and firey I like that But her poems just don t move me without her there to read them aloud Makes me wonder about my own poetry






    17. There I would make my house, you say, pointing.And I want to take the hand that points and build with it.


    18. I love Nye s poetry Words fail me, but she knows what to do with them I recommend adding this AND Words Under Words to your personal collection.




    19. From an international being who lives nearby, comes a world class poet.Can t wait to meet her when Seton Cove brings herto Austin this fall.



    20. There isn t really a general focus of these poems, but it did seem like many of them were about Nye s son As always, she has written some amazing poems.


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