Poetry Friday: Blood

January 16th, 2009

Bill Varner took inspiration from the news this week when selecting his poem.

Naomi Nye is well known to teachers for her wonderful poems and speeches. Here is one that draws on her Palestinian heritage, and given the context of the horrible developments in Gaza and Israel these days, I found it especially poignant.

By Naomi Shihab Nye

“A true Arab knows how to catch a fly in his hands,”
my father would say. And he’d prove it,

Read the rest of the poem…

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  • 1. Mary Lee  |  January 17th, 2009 at 7:15 am

    Great choice.

    Substitute “true Arab” with “civilized person.”

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