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Month: April, 2010

Two Countries

Here is a long time favorite of mine. I think it speaks so eloquently to the human experience; to the weakness that lies beneath the strength of being a solitary island. I still get tears in my eyes every time I read this. I suppose that is as much an observation of my own character as it is of the authors. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do!
Xo
K

Two Countries 

Skin remembers how long the years grow
when skin is not touched,
a gray tunnel of singleness,
feather lost from the tail of a bird,
swirling onto a step,
swept away by someone who never saw it was a feather.
Skin ate, walked, slept by itself,
knew how to raise a see-you-later hand.
But skin felt it was never seen,
never known as a land on the map,
nose like a city, hip like a city,
gleaming dome of the mosque
and the hundred corridors of cinnamon and rope.
Skin had hope, that’s what skin does.
Heals over the scarred place, makes a road.
Love means you breathe in two countries.
And skin remembers–silk, spiny grass,
deep in the pocket that is skin’s secret own.
Even now, when skin is not alone,
it remembers being alone and thanks something larger
that there are travelers,
that people go places larger than themselves.

by Naomi Shihab Nye

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