Kindness Summary
Naomi Shihab Nye

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Kindness Summary

Naomi Shihab Nye's poem “Kindness” appears in her first collection of poems, Different Ways to Pray, published in 1980. The tone, themes, and ideas presented in this inaugural volume establish Nye's core message as a poet and as a human being: All of humanity is worthy of respect, deserving of consideration, and in need of kindness. “Kindness” is reprinted in Nye's 1995 collection Words under the Words, which compiles selections from her first three books...

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