What Lines Should We Be Crossing?

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Cross that Line

Paul Robeson stood
on the northern border
of the USA
and sang into Canada
where a vast audience
sat on folding chairs
waiting to hear him.

He sang into Canada.
His voice left the USA
when his body was
not allowed to cross
that line.

Remind us again,
brave friend.
What countries may we
sing into?
What lines should we all
be crossing?
What songs travel toward us
from far away
to deepen our days?

…………….~ Naomi Shihab Nye

We All Have Lines to Cross

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About CarolWiebe

Art entices, inspires, and delights me. Art is a vehicle for laughter, tears, wonder, enlightenment--taking me on a constant path of discovery. You can't say that about housework (except, perhaps, for the crying part).
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2 Responses to What Lines Should We Be Crossing?

  1. Oh, I love those words and such a great image too. I wonder too what it would have been like (well I know, but I don’t know personally) to live in a time without such barriers. Wonderful post!

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