小编摘要：Naomi Shihab Nye(1952- ),诗人、歌曲创作者、小说家,自幼在美国圣路易斯市和巴勒斯坦中部城市耶路撒冷两地生活,父亲原籍巴勒斯坦,母亲是美国人。她毕业于美国三一大学，现居住在美国得克萨斯州圣安东尼奥市
The river is famous to the fish.
The loud voice is famous to silence,
which knew it would inherit the earth
before anybody said so.
The cat sleeping on the fence is famous to the birds
watching him from the birdhouse.
The tear is famou briefly, to the cheek.
The idea you carry close to your bosom
is famous to your bosom.
The boot is famous to the earth,
more famous than the dress shoe,
which is famous only to floors.
The bent photograph is famous to the one who carries it
and not at all famous to the one who is pictured.
I want to be famous to shuffling men
who smile while crossing street
sticky children in grocery line
famous as the one who smiled back.
I want to be famous in the way a pulley is famous
or a buttonhole,
not because it did anything spectacular,
but because it never forgot what it could do.