I am glad to join Poetry Friday once more this week. The poems that we will be sharing in the coming weeks are in keeping with our current bimonthly theme for July/August: Loss, Heartbreak, and Coming of Age. The host this week is the lovely Jone from Check it Out. Do check out the round-up, folks, and spend your Friday evening with us.
Despite this theme (or perhaps even because of it), my poem selection this week do not dwell so much on the loss itself. I have read a few young adult novels lately where I find the teenagers too sappy and quite whiny when it comes to their lost loves, making me impatient about their process of moving on.
Naturally, I turn to Naomi Shihab Nye and her wisdom woven through cryptic codes and phrases. I am glad to have found this poem. It spoke to me. Here’s to mastering this art and conquering heartbreak. It’s a luxury most people can not afford to have.
I know it, but love seeing it again, Myra, and those reminders of what is important, like being on the beach, right? Thanks for the beauty of Naomi Nye’s words!
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Hadn’t read this before. I’m going to share this with my oldest; I think it will resonate with her. Thanks, Myra.
Wow. I love it. It makes me feel better about all the times I say no thank you and turn into a cabbage.
Oh my, another one for my bulletin board. The art of disappearing… not unlike learning the art of saying no, but more fun and the slightly mysterious. The last three lines stopped me in my tracks. Now I’m off to practice my cabbage act!
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