window, on waking

window, on waking
January 3, 2009


“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.”

from ‘Twigs’, published in So What: New and Selected Poems by Taha Muhammad Ali