“Let’s be the same wound if we must bleed.
Let’s fight side by side, even if the enemy
is ourselves: I am yours, you are mine.”
—Tommy Olofsson, Sweden
Naomi Shihab Nye, “Jerusalem” from Red Suitcase. Copyright © 1994 by Naomi Shihab Nye. Reprinted by permission of BOA Editions, Ltd. .
Source: Red Suitcase (BOA Editions, Ltd., 1994)
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Poet Naomi Shihab Nye b. 1952
Poetic Terms Free Verse
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