The Saturday Writing Quote — Naomi Shihab Nye

“Poems hide in the bottoms of our shoes; they are sleeping. They are the shadows drifting across our ceilings the moment before we wake up. What we have to do is live in a way that lets us find them.”

– Naomi Shihab Nye, American poet (b. 1952)

And isn’t this just as true of the stories we fiction writers tell?