Tag Archives: Naomi Shihab Nye

A Cup of Kindness Yet

I believe in thereligion of kindness.– Jan Morris  There is far too much cruelty in the world. My wish for 2023 is that we can start replacing it with kindness, toward each other, but also toward all the other living … Continue reading

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Burning the Old Year

Naomi Shihab Nye (1952 –  ), born in St. Louis, Missouri. Daughter of a father who came to America as a Palestinian refugee, and a born-in-America mother. “I grew up in St. Louis in a tiny house full of large music … Continue reading

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Three Poems for You Matter to Me Day

“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” – Albert Schweitzer … Continue reading

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TCS: Not Burning the Clocks

  Good Morning! ____________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a comment. ____________________________ … Continue reading

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A Poem for the International Day of Friendship

In 2011, the International Day of Friendship was declared by the UN General Assembly, to be celebrated on July 30, as part of its Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace: “Recognizing the relevance and importance of friendship as … Continue reading

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TCS: Life Suggests That You Remember – Poems for Gratitude Day

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TCS: Plague Year – There is a Light Somewhere

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Word Cloud: DISPLACED

First published in February 2017. Updated and reformatted.  by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Illegal Immigrants. Aliens. Refugees. Migrants. Slave Trafficking. Words, most of them ugly, which represent an explosion of desperation among the world’s most vulnerable peoples. There are 70.8 million … Continue reading

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TCS: Resilience During a Plague Year

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TCS: You Breathe in Two Countries – Separation in a Plague Year

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