Welcome to Poetry Month!
I was introduced to Naomi Shihab Nye many years ago at a teacher writer conference. Laura Robb did a presentation I went to and she used the poem,”Secrets”. I still use this poem when I teach and read it often.
When I returned from the conference I found more poetry written by Nye. Here is one I use every year with students for annotation and quickwrites.
I am drawn to all the words that remind me of fire in this poem. I have written in response to this poem more times than I remember and something new always comes out of it.
I hope you enjoy reading this poem and/or writing in response to it.