Shihab Nye in Austin

Over at Rockslinga, Randa reports on a recent reading by Naomi Shihab Nye in Austin.

After she read novel excerpts, Naomi read some of her poetry, including “Red Brocade,” which begins: “The Arabs used to say/When a stranger appears at your door,/feed him for three days/before asking who he is,/where he’s come from,/where he’s headed./That way, he’ll have strength enough/to answer./Or, by then you’ll be such good friends/you don’t care.”

Of course, I got all teary.

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