Today's poem is "'Bees see your face as a strange flower.'"
from Transfer

BOA Editions

Naomi Shihab Nye has spent 35 years traveling the world to lead writing workshops and inspire students of all ages. In her newest collection, Transfer, she draws on her Palestinian-American heritage, the cultural diversity of her home in Texas, and her extensive travel experiences to create a poetry collection that attests to our shared humanity. Among her awards, Naomi Shihab Nye has been a Lannan Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a Witter Bynner Fellow. She has received a Lavan Award from the Academy of American Poets, the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award, the Paterson Poetry Prize, and four Pushcart Prizes. In January 2010, she was elected to the Board of Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets.

Other poems by Naomi Shihab Nye in Verse Daily:
July 6, 2009:   "The House Rhapsody" "For the difficulty of dinner tables..."
May 7, 2009:   "Duly Noted" "Every now and then you've simply got to empty it all out..."
January 23, 2009:   "What We're up Against" "On the way home from the funeral..."
June 8, 2007:   "Earth-tone Anecdote" " They are speaking in the other room..."
May 12, 2007:   "When I Say World I Mean Please" " We begin somewhat after the beginning, in..."
January 4, 2007:   "A Guess Is Spiritual Then, & Will Try to Help You" " Two pregnant women are walking together under the portico...."
June 10, 2006:   "Anecdote of the Field" " The children are running across the field, each..."
May 26, 2005:  "No Encores. No Autographs." ""When I was little, and could float..."

Books by Naomi Shihab Nye:

Other poems on the web by Naomi Shihab Nye:
Twelve poems
Twenty-two poems
Four poems
"Sewing, Knitting, Crocheting..."
"The Rider"

Naomi Shihab Nye according to Wikipedia.

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