a measure of splendor

December 16, 2007

From Taha Muhammad Ali’s poem “Twigs”:

And so
it has taken me
all of sixty years
to understand
that water is the finest drink,
and bread the most delicious food,
and that art is worthless
unless it plants
a measure of splendor in people’s hearts.


3 Responses to “a measure of splendor”

  1. Mamasita said

    My heart actually jumps when I am moved by good art an I sometimes get tingles…I can relate to this poet, except I still don’t like water. : )

  2. Kevin said

    I like water.

  3. cjpb said

    I’m glad I know people who like and don’t like water. It makes life interesting!

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