This Same Sky: A Collection of Poems from Around the World

This Same Sky: A Collection of Poems from Around the World

by Naomi Shihab Nye


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ISBN-13: 9780689806308
Publisher: Aladdin
Publication date: 05/01/1996
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 353,778
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

House of Spring5
Words and Silences: "Sawdust from under the Saw"
"Once I got a postcard from the Fiji Islands"9
Old Mountains Want to Turn to Sand10
The Meaning of Simplicity11
Poetry Was Like This12
The Pen14
The Question Mark14
The Gatherer15
Between Ebb and Flow17
Crowned Crane19
A Tree Within20
A Short Story20
Life of the Cricket21
Coils the Robot22
From Altazor23
Paper Doll24
Distances of Longing24
At the Beach25
Wordless Day29
Dreams and Dreamers: "Eyes the Color of Sky"
In the Kitchen33
A Headstrong Boy34
Wanting to Move36
The Cucumber37
The Tin Bird38
On My Birthday39
The Orphan40
Happy as a Dog's Tail42
Picnic to the Earth43
Why There Are No Cats in the Forest44
The Sick-Room46
The Shadow Inside Me46
"One day I asked the mirror facing me"47
The Prison Cell48
A Sailor's Memoirs50
"Where is the beart I am calling?"52
The Parakeets53
A Dream of Paradise in the Shadow of War54
Salt and Memory55
My Great Grand Uncle56
Families: "The First Tying"
To the Ancestors62
Souvenir of the Ancient World66
Industrial Childhood67
I Was Born in Jacinto Vera68
Small Wants70
Believe It or Not72
Atong and His Goodbye75
Father and Son76
Petrified Minute77
A Pearl78
A New Dress79
Poem for My Son81
An Appointment82
The First Shoe83
My Life Story84
The Mushroom River86
Letter from My Son87
Family Portrait91
This Earth and Sky in Which We Live: "Water That Used to Be a Cloud"
The Land of Mists98
Spring Poem99
"Beside a stone three"100
Country Memory101
Mountain Tambourine102
"The sodden moss sinks underfoot ..."103
Improvisation (Eching)104
"Greedy snowslide"105
The Sky Is Vast106
The Penguin107
The Open Shutter108
Wind's Foam109
The Squirrel110
The Birth of a Stone111
Caring for Animals112
Autumn and the Sea113
Cleaned the Crocodile's Teeth115
The Moon Rises Slowly over the Ocean117
Stars at Night118
The Pit Ponies119
Great Aso121
From Diary of a Woodcutter122
Under This Sky124
Losses: "Kissed Trees"
"What is it that upsets the volcanoes ..."129
There's an Orange Tree Out There130
Horse by Moonlight130
A Tree131
A Brief Note to the Bag Lady, Ma Sister133
A Man Never Cries136
"Oh! Oh! Should They Take Away My Stove ..." My Inexhaustible Ode to Joy138
A Train Is Passing139
A Gift Horse139
In the Lebanese Mountains140
The Garden of a Child142
The Memory of Horses144
Before the Game147
Human Mysteries: "White Bracelets"
Locked In152
A Boy's Head154
The Ship's Whistle155
Sweet Like a Crow155
Volunteer Worker157
Behind Bars158
On Destiny159
For Genevieve160
Childhood Is the Only Lasting Flower161
The Rhythm of the Tomtom163
"Do what you like with my face"164
The New Suit165
White Bracelets166
I Have Ten Legs167
The Tongue167
"A man comes in, his suit is crumpled"168
Greenland's History169
The Wall171
"There are times when I can't move"172
"In his room the man watches"173
The Indians174
The Labourer176
Clouds on the Sea177
My Share180
Far and Close184
At the Ferry185
Notes on the Contributors189
Suggestions for Further Reading201
Index to Countries209
Index to Poets211

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This Same Sky: A Collection of Poems from Around the World 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book. The poems have an international flavor, but express feelings that anyone can relate to no matter where they are from. As an example, 'Wanting to Move' by Vijaya Mukhopadhyay from India...beautiful. An excellent book to introduce young ones to world literature!
kdangleis on LibraryThing 28 days ago
This Same Sky: A Collection of Poems from Around the World, selected by Naomi Shihab Nye, contains poems from 129 poets in 68 different countries. The collection¿s table of contents is separated by topic: ie., ¿Words and Silences¿, Dreams and Dreamers¿, ¿Families¿, This Earth and Sky In Which We Live¿, ¿Losses¿, and ¿Human Mysteries¿. From the beginning, the selection creates a reading atmosphere allowing the human connection to resonate. No matter what part of the world one lives, we experience strong similarities. An impressive feature in the back of the book, the author includes a brief set of notes on each of the poets included in her book. This is a wonderful starting point for students interested in finding out more about the poets. Following the several pages of notes, Nye includes a map of the world identifying the countries from where the contributors came. Next, she includes a page of further reading suggestions. Also in the back of the book is an index to the countries so students can easily search for the countries represented in the collection. Finally, there is an index to the poets. This is a great collection for a high school library.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was full of wonderful poems that made me never want to put down the book. Mrs. Davidson my english teacher I have to thank for giving me this book I love this book.
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