Alison Clement

observations from a novelist who sometimes wants to say something small and see it published immediately

Taha Muhammad Ali

Taha Muhammad Ali  (1931-2011):

Palestinian poet, author of “So What; New and Selected Poems, 1971-2005” pub.2006, Copper Canyon Press

 And so
it has taken me
all of 60 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.
Thanks, Roger Weaver, for sending this.

Categories: art, belief, poetry, politics, writing

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