Sunday, October 2, 2011

Farewell to Palestinian Poet Taha Muhammad Ali

Arabic Literature (in English)
From Ali’s “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.

(Read the whole poem.)

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