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Naomi Shihab Nye - Hidden

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.

Credit: Copyright 1998 by Naomi Shihab Nye. Reprinted with the permission of BOA Editions, Ltd., www.boaeditions.org.
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Poet: Naomi Shihab Nye
Poem: Hidden
Volume: Fuel
Year: Published/Written in 1998

Comment 7 of 7, added on February 2nd, 2013 at 6:07 AM.
Test, just a test

Hello. And Bye.

XRumerTest from Chile
Comment 6 of 7, added on January 15th, 2013 at 9:58 AM.
shoe lifts

shoe lifts are not just for those who seek an improve in height
shoe lifts


anydayInarp from Guyana
Comment 5 of 7, added on March 2nd, 2011 at 6:32 PM.

OMG
great text
just 1 prob....wat ds it mean

loani shhher

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