Nayyirah Waheed Quotes

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Nayyirah Waheed quotes: Yes. yes i do. have the right to be this lush and neverending. Yes. yes i do. have the right to be this lush and neverending.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: she was a beautiful place to bare my legs. she was a beautiful place to bare my legs.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: it was only and ever love. it was only and ever love.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: I am so full of my tongue you would think speaking is easy. but it is not. I am so full of my tongue you would think speaking is easy. but it is not.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: apologize to your body.maybe,that's where the healing begins. apologize to your body.
maybe,
that's where the healing
begins.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: I will be lost and unlost, over and over again, relax love. Youwere meant to be this glorious. Epic. Story. I will be lost and unlost, over
and over again, relax love. You
were meant to be this glorious.
Epic. Story.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: i have always been the woman of my dreams. i have always been the woman of my dreams.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: as a woman i know the difference between appreciation and teeth. what really hurts is that as a girl i had to know the same thing. as a woman i know the difference between appreciation and teeth. what really hurts is that as a girl i had to know the same thing.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: the poem.the one that is running throughyour life.pay attention.to that poem. the poem.
the one that is running through
your life.
pay attention.
to that poem.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: i cannot see you anymore. your smile. your legs. your heat. is lonely. the honey, grandmother said, is for your blood. it is to bring you back. i cannot see you anymore. your smile. your legs. your heat. is lonely. the honey, grandmother said, is for your blood. it is to bring you back.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: Desire is the kind of thing thateats youandleaves you starving. Desire is the kind of thing that
eats you
and
leaves you starving.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: Even the small poems mean something. they are often whales in the bodies of tiny fish. Even the small poems mean something. they are often whales in the bodies of tiny fish.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: Sometimes i want to say it. and there is nothing in english. that will say it. Sometimes i want to say it. and there is nothing in english. that will say it.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: I believe that everyone in the world.has one poem.that is their soulmate. I believe that everyone in the world.
has
one poem.
that is their soulmate.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: Some words build houses in your throat. and they live there, content and on fire. Some words build houses in your throat. and they live there, content and on fire.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: You are a flood in my hands. You are a flood in my hands.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: i am a silk field of vulnerability. i am a silk field of vulnerability.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: You are a story. do not become a word. one word. because you want to be loved. love does not ask you to be nothing for something. You are a story. do not become a word. one word. because you want to be loved. love does not ask you to be nothing for something.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: Your soul stained my shoulders. my whole life smells like you. this will take time. undoing you from my blood. Your soul stained my shoulders. my whole life smells like you. this will take time. undoing you from my blood.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: length of our love. she was your eyes the day i met you. remember, you and i. length of our love. she was your eyes the day i met you. remember, you and i.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: i am such a sensitive summer thing. i am such a sensitive summer thing.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: I loved you because it was easier than loving myself. I loved you
because
it was easier
than
loving myself.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: If we must both be right.we will lose each other. If we must
both
be right.
we will
lose
each other.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: A lieissimply a lie.it draws its strength from belief.stop believinginwhat hurts you.- power A lie
is
simply a lie.
it draws its strength from belief.
stop believing
in
what hurts you.
- power
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: she asked 'you are in love what does love look like' to which i replied 'like everything i've ever lost come back to me. she asked 'you are in love what does love look like' to which i replied 'like everything i've ever lost come back to me.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: Listen to my poemsbut do not look for melook for you. Listen to my poems
but do not look for me
look for you.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: i know, she is the love you are, the land you are made of, and she is hemorrhaging. war is eating her heart. i know, she is the love you are, the land you are made of, and she is hemorrhaging. war is eating her heart.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: I will tell you, my daughter of your worth not your beauty every day. I will tell you, my daughter of your worth not your beauty every day.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: you and the poems have a lot to talk about. you and the poems have a lot to talk about.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: Can we speak in flowers.it will be easier for me to understand. Can we speak in flowers.
it will be easier for me to understand.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: Grieve. so that you can be free to feel something else. Grieve. so that you can be free to feel something else.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: i will. and this will end. - closure | dankyes i will. and this will end. - closure | dankyes
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: If someone does not want me it is not the end of the world. But if I do not want me, the world is nothing but endings. If someone does not want me it is not the end of the world. But if I do not want me, the world is nothing but endings.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: Be easy. take your time. you are coming home. to yourself. - the becoming Be easy. take your time. you are coming home. to yourself. - the becoming
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: water clings to my wrists. it has been my fragrance since birth. water clings to my wrists. it has been my fragrance since birth.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: If the ocean can calm itself, so can you.we are both salt water mixed with air. If
the ocean
can calm itself,
so can you.
we
are both
salt water
mixed with
air.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: Would you still want to travel tothat countryif you could not take a camera with you.-a question of appropriation Would
you still want to travel to
that
country
if
you could not take a camera with you.
-a question of appropriation
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: you are not a mistake. you are too many exquisite details to be a mistake. you are not a mistake. you are too many exquisite details to be a mistake.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: there is you and you.this is a relationship.this is the most important relationship. there is you and you.
this is a relationship.
this is the most important relationship.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: Whether with a lover or none. i reek of love. i stink of love. Whether with a lover or none. i reek of love. i stink of love.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: when,' is not something you ask someone when the bodies of their aunt. uncle. friends. first love. cannot be found. when,' is not something you ask someone when the bodies of their aunt. uncle. friends. first love. cannot be found.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: And i heard her say, 'youare afraid of love. but love is not afraid of you. And i heard her say, 'you
are afraid of love. but
love is not afraid of you.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: leaving. doesn't mean that you've left. leaving. doesn't mean that you've left.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: She was flower salt in my heart, and she hurt beautifully. She was flower salt in my heart, and she hurt beautifully.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: Poetry alters my dna. every poem is a different life. every poem brings me closer to myself. and breaks open a new future inside of me. Poetry alters my dna. every poem is a different life. every poem brings me closer to myself. and breaks open a new future inside of me.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: There have been so many timesi have seen a man wanting to weepbut insteadbeat his heart until it was unconscious. There have been so many times
i have seen a man wanting to weep
but
instead
beat his heart until it was unconscious.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: the hard season will split you through. do not worry. you will bleed water. the hard season will split you through. do not worry. you will bleed water.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: No' might make them angrybut it will make you free. No'
might make them angry
but
it will make
you
free.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: I will always be a translation. I will always be a translation.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: I am a black wave in a white sea. always seen and unseen. I am a black wave in a white sea. always seen and unseen.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: Younot wanting mewasthe beginning of mewanting myselfthank you You
not wanting me
was
the beginning of me
wanting myself
thank you
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: your skin smells like light. i think you are the moon. your skin smells like light. i think you are the moon.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: But this was never a relationship. i have no idea who you are. But this was never a relationship. i have no idea who you are.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: trust your work. trust your work.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: i have lost millions and millionsof words to fear.tell me that is not violence.- the deaths i have lost millions and millions
of words to fear.
tell me that is not violence.

- the deaths
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: We are houses eaten by rivers because we do not know their smell. We are houses eaten by rivers because we do not know their smell.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: i am a brutally soft woman. i am a brutally soft woman.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: I love myself.'the quietest.simplest. mostpowerful.revolution. ever. I love myself.'
the
quietest.
simplest.
most
powerful.
revolution.
ever.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: there is no healthier drug than creativity. there is no healthier drug than creativity.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: can you be a daughter.if you have nomother language." - african american iii can you be a daughter.
if you have no
mother language."
- african american iii
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: In your arrogance you presume that i want your skinny language. that my mouth is building a room for it in the back of my throat. it is not. In your arrogance you presume that i want your skinny language. that my mouth is building a room for it in the back of my throat. it is not.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: sometimes i smell my parents on my words. and i weep. sometimes i smell my parents on my words. and i weep.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: will never know my skin. wild with everything and nothing but them. i sang into their blood. each and every one of them have my voices in their bones. will never know my skin. wild with everything and nothing but them. i sang into their blood. each and every one of them have my voices in their bones.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: go.enjoy.leave.it was all about you, anyway. go.
enjoy.
leave.
it was all about you, anyway.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: Sometimesthe beauty of my peopleis so thick and intricate.i spend days tryingto undo my eyesso i can sleep. Sometimes
the beauty of my people
is
so
thick and intricate.
i spend days
trying
to undo my eyes
so
i can sleep.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: Even if you are a small forest surviving off of moon alone, your light is extraordinary. Even if you are a small forest surviving off of moon alone, your light is extraordinary.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: the cure for apathy is memory. the cure for apathy is memory.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: eyes that commit. that is what I am looking for. eyes that commit. that is what I am looking for.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: I knew youbeforei met you.i've known you my whole life. I knew you
before
i met you.
i've known you my whole life.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: It is being honest about my painthat makes me invincible. It is being honest
about
my pain
that
makes me invincible.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: i like myself. when i am myself. i like myself. when i am myself.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: What we hide and do not say turns into another mouth that only we know. What we hide and do not say turns into another mouth that only we know.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: you see how your body is beginning to slow glow with stars. you are remembering. you are mine. you have never been anything else. you see how your body is beginning to slow glow with stars. you are remembering. you are mine. you have never been anything else.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: They take no from our first breath. go back and return it to your mouth. your heart. your light. They take no from our first breath. go back and return it to your mouth. your heart. your light.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: all the women. in me. are tired. all the women. in me. are tired.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: Chemistry is you touching my arm and it setting fire to my mindNayyirah Waheed Chemistry is you touching my arm and it setting fire to my mind
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Nayyirah Waheed quotes: Does he not remember he is half woman. Does he not remember he is half woman.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: The thing you are mostafraid to writeWrite that. The thing you are most
afraid to write
Write that.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: knowing your poweris what creates humility.not know your power is what createsinsecurity. knowing your power
is what creates
humility.
not know your power
is what creates
insecurity.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: Sometimes the night wakes in the middle of me. and i can do nothing but become the moon. Sometimes the night wakes in the middle of me. and i can do nothing but become the moon.
Nayyirah Waheed quotes: I want to keep our body above water. you want to make us a fish. - fish I want to keep our body above water. you want to make us a fish. - fish