I think my favorite line (although it's always a challenge to pick a favorite line from one of her poems) is:
Maybe if we re-invent whatever our lives give us
we find poems.
As one who has re-invented the unexpected, labyrinthine ways of her life, I say again: Yes.
Valentine for Ernest Mann
Naomi Shihab Nye
You can’t order a poem like you order a taco.
Walk up to the counter, say, “I’ll take two”
(Read the whole thing here, at Poets.org.)
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